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Occupiers Have to Convince the Other 99 Percent

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October 31, 2011
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Occupiers Have to Convince the Other 99 Percent
Chris Hedges
http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/occupiers_have_to_convince_the_other_99_percent_20111024/

The occupation movement's greatest challenge will be overcoming the deep distrust of white liberals by the poor and the working class, especially people of color. Marginalized people of color have been organizing, protesting and suffering for years with little help or even acknowledgment from the white liberal class. With some justification, those who live in these marginalized communities often view this movement as one dominated by white sons and daughters of the middle class who began to decry police abuse and the lack of economic opportunities only after they and their families were affected.

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