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  •  facepalm. (9+ / 0-)

    Why are so many of these fights disproportionately white?  Because it's disproportionately white people who have the means and the time to spend on protests, rather than spending all of their time working merely to keep themselves and their families alive.

    Find a way to boost the average wealth of minorities 20 fold, give them equal pay and equal job security, and you'll see more of them able to afford to take their focus away from day to day survival enough to show up more at protests.

    (Well, and as someone else pointed up above, find a way to make them in no more danger of assault and arrest by police for the exact same actions while you're at it.)

    •  precisely, Doc, which is why (2+ / 0-)
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      mightymouse, smoothnmellow

      (imho) economic inequality and the struggle against the "Oligarch", that
      "99% vs 1%" issue,  is THE root issue that should be uniting all of us.  The largest constituency is all the people who have to get up in the morning and go to work.  Most of them are getting a raw deal, whatever their race.

      The "Left" (such as it is) is fragmented all over the spectrum of "progressive" issues, and thus our effect is diminished, while we fight each other over which issue is most important.

      The Oligarch chuckles.

      don't always believe what you think

      by claude on Wed Jul 03, 2013 at 09:21:11 AM PDT

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