Race remains at the center of working-class politics, but this particular fact is no elephant. It's not even a mouse.
-----Original Message----- From: lbo-talk-bounces at lbo-talk.org [mailto:lbo-talk-bounces at lbo-talk.org] On Behalf Of Doug Henwood Sent: Wednesday, December 14, 2011 1:15 PM To: lbo-talk at lbo-talk.org Subject: Re: [lbo-talk] Occupy the hood: A black perspective on occupywallstreet
Well, yeah, but what's the point of this exactly? I'm guessing that most OWS participants are more aware of what cops are like than the average Joe. That aside, whites shouldn't complain because things could be worse, i.e., they could be black? Some sort of one-upmanship? Please enlighten.
On Dec 14, 2011, at 1:58 PM, 123hop at comcast.net wrote:
> ----- Original Message -----
> On Mon, Dec 12, 2011 at 6:00 PM, <123hop at comcast.net> wrote:
>> Kinda lame, and the elephant in the room: black people's experience with
law enforcement and prisons is not even mentioned.
> As a tweet put it:
> "Oh? The NYPD are treating you badly? Violent for no reason?
> Weird." - Black People