Why African Americans aren't embracing Occupy Wall Street

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“Purple girl in a purple world”

Since: Apr 08

Plum, Purplonia

#1 Nov 25, 2011
Because it is a selfish, White liberal movement.

Since: Sep 08

Placitas, NM

#2 Nov 25, 2011
The article didn't even mention the most important reason African-Americans are not much more prominent in the demonstrations, marches, ect.

They have much more to lose than Anglos if they are identified victims of police brutality, some viral video, arrested, ect.
brad

Manchester, CT

#3 Nov 25, 2011
AA's don't seem to support anything.
Look at the crowds at an NBA,MLB or NFL game,almost all white,college sporting events also.
Even rap concerts are mostly white kids.
dbunker

Canoga Park, CA

#4 Nov 25, 2011
went down there to show my sons this occupy nonsense thing,talked with a lady who said she was with seiu,asked her how is it that she was there representing seiu and the support for occupiers,when seiu big dogs are(in there #'s)the 1% and to boot they dont create thier earnings but rather live large off the backs of the 99%(there #'s) she stood looking at me and my sons puzzled and said "you have a good point,but im here representing that 99% you mentioned" walked off with my sons and told my youngest when you go off to bootcamp this summer,these are the 1% of the 99 who know 100% of nothing of honor,pride,morality by the way the woman was african american,the occupiers were dirty white libs with dreads? progressive libs say the darnest things!

Since: Aug 07

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#6 Nov 26, 2011
As if black people need one more reason for the police to show brutality. Many Blacks are working or looking for work. They can't afford to be camping out while broke. While Occupy Wall St folks are out there protesting, blacks are showing up at job fairs. Just like with the tea party, these movements don't help Blacks, they just underscore what Blacks have been saying all along. It's very hard for the have-nots to get the haves to play fair.
Why lol

Youngstown, NY

#7 Nov 26, 2011
No free government cheese. That's why. A shortage of 40 oz malt liquor and crack.

Occupy Buffalo Leader Caught in Numerous Lies - The Blaze http://www.theblaze.com / stories / busted-occupy-buffalo-le /Christopher M. Simmance, a leader of Occupy Buffalo, told several media ... Any combat vet thats bragging about his service is most likely not a combat vet.

No good liberal socialist losers.
one

Yorktown Heights, NY

#8 Nov 26, 2011
Because everything they fought for or help to fight for everybody else end up benefiting but black people,they have gone and fought for other people freedom and black people are still relegated,after a time you get to realize that you have to stop fighting other people battle for them.
one

Yorktown Heights, NY

#9 Nov 26, 2011
PlacitasRoy wrote:
The article didn't even mention the most important reason African-Americans are not much more prominent in the demonstrations, marches, ect.
They have much more to lose than Anglos if they are identified victims of police brutality, some viral video, arrested, ect.
true words
TyRayone Antonio Hurd

Brooklyn, NY

#10 Nov 26, 2011
All dat marching makin me sooooo tired just watchin em Lawdy!
Mark fromUniondale

Brooklyn, NY

#11 Nov 26, 2011
Maybe they are just running late and couldnt get there on time?

Since: Oct 11

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#13 Nov 27, 2011
Simple...AAs dont want a job
gringo

United States

#14 Nov 27, 2011
A well written opinion peice. The title alone incites prejudice amongst the unenightened. Read it first then spew your hateful vitriol. Hiow many of you haters even know who fred douglas was?

Since: Aug 07

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#15 Nov 27, 2011
Thanks. Now list all the things Whites have. I'll get started...
*The other 11 months
*History books focused on how whites conquered America
*Private foundations and funding
*Heads of most fortune 500 corporations
*Congress is predominately white (sorry if a little group like the Black Caucus makes you nervous)...
Virginia Jim wrote:
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"It's very hard for the have-nots to get the haves to play fair."
Let's see, You are provided with...
*Black History Month
*Negro College Fund
*NAACP
*Affirmative Action
*3 major TV networks
*218 major publications
*Black Caucus of Congress
*etc....
Then you wonder why we do not consider your race as an equal?
Slavery has ended 147 years ago. No person alive, nor their parents, nor their grand parents, and not even their great grand parents were ever slaves or ever owned slaves. No person in the workforce today had to attend a segregated school system. No person is denied housing, loans or service based on their race. Therefore you live in the same neighborhoods, attend the same schools, work at the same places, and attend the same events as Whites.
So when is your race going to stop making up excuses and tear up that old worn out race card, and start being an asset rather than a burden to our Nation?
Is it necessary for me to post the link of the job fair in Chicago where only 4 blacks showed up in the 7 hours it was open? Or to state that 15% of blacks are without jobs compared to 8% of Whites? Should I remind you of how the drop out rate for blacks is 50 times higher than Whites?
brad

Manchester, CT

#16 Nov 27, 2011
jenny623 wrote:
Thanks. Now list all the things Whites have. I'll get started...
*The other 11 months
*History books focused on how whites conquered America
*Private foundations and funding
*Heads of most fortune 500 corporations
*Congress is predominately white (sorry if a little group like the Black Caucus makes you nervous)...
<quoted text>
Jim has a point in that they're way over represented in comparison to their actual numbers.
Goodbye Atlantis

Springfield, NJ

#17 Nov 27, 2011
**** End Welfare ****

Since: Aug 07

Location hidden

#18 Nov 27, 2011
Actually, Jim provided no proof for some of what was listed? 218 Black publications? Really? What source. Also, Blacks don't even own their own hair care products. Did you see Chris Rock's movie on 'Hair'? Chinese and others sell more black hair products in America. I think people love to throw out the few statistics that show what Blacks have achieved. It's easier than facing the truth, Whites still have majority control. Yet they feel threatened whenever ground is gained by any non-white group. Why is this an issue?
brad wrote:
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Jim has a point in that they're way over represented in comparison to their actual numbers.
brad

Manchester, CT

#19 Nov 27, 2011
Goodbye Atlantis wrote:
**** End Welfare ****
Welfare would be a good program if it were used the way it was intended to be used.
Goodbye Atlantis

Springfield, NJ

#20 Nov 27, 2011
End ALL Welfare

Getting the Congressional Russian Caucus off the ground
http://rbth.ru/articles/2011/10/19/getting_th...
brad

Manchester, CT

#22 Nov 27, 2011
jenny623 wrote:
Actually, Jim provided no proof for some of what was listed? 218 Black publications? Really? What source. Also, Blacks don't even own their own hair care products. Did you see Chris Rock's movie on 'Hair'? Chinese and others sell more black hair products in America. I think people love to throw out the few statistics that show what Blacks have achieved. It's easier than facing the truth, Whites still have majority control. Yet they feel threatened whenever ground is gained by any non-white group. Why is this an issue?
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So why do blacks sit back and let Asians and Whites develop hair care products for them,are they too lazy to do it themselves or are the Asians and Whites holding a gun to their heads telling them they can't?
Why don't blacks do a lot of things that are in their best intrests instead of expecting everybody else to do it for them?
The only thing they seem to do in soidarity is defend each others criminal behavior.

Since: Aug 07

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#26 Nov 27, 2011
Seriously Jim, which is it? I hear Blacks are lazy, welfare recipients and government dependents. I hear Blacks are smart, own a lot, and control and influence much. Whites define Blacks depending on the heat of the moment. Which is it? Do Blacks have that much power or are they lazy government recipients?
Virginia Jim wrote:
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Black Publications.
*About Time Magazine
*African American Golfers Digest
*African Americans OnWheels
*American Legacy Magazine
*Black Bride & Groom Magazine
*Black Collegian Magazine
*Black Enterprise Magazine
*Black Family Digest
*Black Issues Book Review
*Black MBA Magazine
*Black Men Magazine
*Crisis Magazine
*Cuisine Noir Magazine
*Black Issues in Higher Education
*DiversityInc Magazine
*Ebony
*Jet
*Essence Magazine
*Giant Magazine
*Gospel Truth Magazine
*Grace Today Magazine
*Harlem World Magazine
*HBCU Connect - The Magazine
*Young Urban Viewz
*XXL Magazine
*Vibe Magazine
*Upscale Magazine
*Turning Point Magazine
*Today's Black Woman Magazine
*The Source Magazine
*The Network Journal
*The Green Magazine (golf magazine for AA)
*Target Market News Magazine
*Shereese Magazine
*Sister 2 Sister Magazine
*Right On Magazine
*Real Health Magazine
*New Vision (NV) Magazine
*Monarch Magazine
*King Magazine
*Journey To Wellness Magazine
*Hope Today Magazine
*Homes of Color Magazine
*Hip Hop Weekly
*Heart and Soul Magazine
...All one has to do is look up black magazine on the internet & count. blackpr dot com lists most of these.
If blacks don't have their own hair care products, then you have the opportunity to market towards 51,500,000 Negro Americans without competition. Yet you choose not to, which is characteristic of your race.
For thousands of years the Negro walked upon the richest ground, but never took time to polish the diamonds or to strike the gold into coins.
The walked under the mightiest trees, yet would not bother to construct solid shelter or to build ships.
The lived among the mightiest rivers, yet did not take the effort to dig canals to provide water to their villages.

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