Occupy Wall Street Public date: 10.08.2017 19:47:16

Publisher: DCentric

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22 Nov 2011

Occupy Movement and Race

During my time spent at Occupy K Street and Occupy Wall Street, I was disgusted by the amount of white protesters who happily waved signs likening student loan debt to slavery, with seemingly no thought to how the co-option of slavery rhetoric might look to black protesters. While being in debt is undeniably unpleasant, to compare it to the literal enslavement of millions of Africans is ridiculous. This is the kind of racial obliviousness that will alienate black and brown folks who might otherwise be sympathetic to the overall message of the protests.
During my time spent at Occupy K Street and Occupy Wall Street, I was disgusted by the amount of white protesters who...

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