Is racial diversity ruining “Occupy Wall Street”?
Oct 20th, 2011 by Unamused
If you lack the time or stomach to track all the symptoms of our developing, apparently terminal civilizational cancer, to savor each fresh whiff of corpse-stink wafting off America’s body politic in her advanced state of moral decay, allow me to summarize the ongoing Occupy Wall Street movement for you: a bunch of spoiled white socialist college kids have taken to the streets in at least 25 major American cities to protest… something. Nobody knows just what it is they’re trying to accomplish, least of all the protesters, but I gather it has something to do with bailouts (they want to stop them), bankers (they want to eat them), capitalism (they’re extraordinarily angry about it), re-electing Obama (or maybe not) and, of course, the Jews.
Did I mention they were white? From the Daily Caller (Oct. 4):
Though a few representatives of minority groups have appeared among the “Occupy Wall Street” protesters in New York City, photos and videos of the left-wing mini-throngs indicate they suffer from a serious lack of diversity.
I question this claim.
Now, it is certainly true that these broadly radical but largely ineffectual mobs lack racial diversity. Here, for instance, is the original Occupy Wall Street rally in New York City, which is 33% white, 26% black, 13% Asian, and 29% Hispanic:
And here is one in LA, which is 29% white, 10% black, 11% Asian, and 49% Hispanic:
Yup, coast-to-coast white kids. That much is certain. My question, though, is: given that the Occupy Wall Street movement lacks diversity, are they in fact suffering from it? Would these “left-wing mini-throngs” truly be better off if they weren’t so unbearably white?
I have my doubts, though if you happen to believe (in the face of overwhelming counter-evidence) that diversity is somehow a strength, you’ll have no trouble answering in the affirmative — but then, you’re probably not reading an article entitled “Is racial diversity ruining ‘Occupy Wall Street’?” in the first place. (You’re not really interested in promoting a diversity of ideas, are you, so much as fewer white people.)
The true believers in charge of organizing this ambiguously anarchist/collectivist movement have set racial quotas for their own occupation and seem determined to meet them (the Daily Caller again):
Even the “unofficial” organizers of the protest events admit this is — or at least appears to be — problematic.
“That’s an interesting question, and it comes up often,” OccupyWallSt.org’s Patrick Bruner said in an email to TheDC. “Unfortunately, we have a very high turnover rate, and nobody as of yet has come up with official diversity related statistics for us. From observation, I can tell you that we’re not all white, and that we also have a huge LGBT [Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender] population.”
“We’re working on reaching out to minority groups as well,” Bruner adds.
It might just be working, as already we see clear signs of racial diversity at work among the protesters: theft, rape and murderous anti-white racism!
In New York City: theft
Occupy Wall Street protesters said yesterday that packs of brazen crooks within their ranks have been robbing their fellow demonstrators blind, making off with pricey cameras, phones and laptops — and even a hefty bundle of donated cash and food.
“Stealing is our biggest problem at the moment,” said Nan Terrie, 18, a kitchen and legal-team volunteer from Fort Lauderdale.
“I had my Mac stolen — that was like $5,500. Every night, something else is gone. Last night, our entire [kitchen] budget for the day was stolen, so the first thing I had to do was… get the message out to our supporters that we needed food!”
Crafty cat burglars sneaked into the makeshift kitchen at Zuccotti Park overnight and swiped as much as $2,500 in donated greenbacks from right under the noses of volunteers who’d fallen asleep after a long day whipping up meals for the hundreds of hungry protesters, the volunteers said.
At one point yesterday, [security volunteer Harry Wyman] and other volunteers briefly scuffled with a man who was standing near a park entrance with a pail calling out: “Donations! Donations!” — and pocketing the cash people tossed in the bucket.
Feeling sorry for those poor kids? Remember: these are the same people who want to “redistribute” your wealth and cap your salary.
What’s that? You weren’t feeling sorry for them at all? Oh good. Me neither.
In Cleveland: rape
From WKYC (Oct. 18, with video), a local NBC affiliate:
Police are investigating the claim of a 19-year-old Cleveland woman that she was raped in a tent Saturday at “Occupy Cleveland.”
The woman attends Summit Academy in Parma, a school for young people with educational abilities like Attention Deficit Disorder, Autism and hyperactivity.
The girl alleges that she was at Occupy Cleveland Saturday night. She claims “rally personnel” told her to share a tent with the suspect, due to a shortage of tents.
The suspect allegedly said his name was “Leland.” She claims she went to sleep and awoke to find “Leland” molesting her.
Boy, that’s a lot of “alleging” and “claiming.” It’s very important for reporters to be circumspect when the story might make a radical left-wing movement look bad. Not so when the Tea Party is involved. From Newsbusters (Oct. 19):
… imagine for a moment something like this happened at a Tea Party event. Would the media be so quiet?
Consider what occurred in March 2010 when members of the Congressional Black Caucus claimed they were spat on and received racial epithets from Tea Partiers on Capitol Hill protesting the pending vote on ObamaCare. These allegations filled the air and print waves for months and continue to be.
Conservative publisher Andrew Breitbart offered at the time to donate $100,000 to the United Negro College Fund if anyone could prove the N-word was hurled at black members of Congress that day.
Over a year and a half later, no one has come forward with such evidence.
With this in mind, will an alleged rape now in the hands of the Cleveland Police Department occurring at an Occupy event last weekend get any coverage by press members deeply in love with this movement?
And what if the alleged rape turns out to have been allegedly committed by an allegedly non-white person, as it very often allegedly is?
In Oakland: murderous anti-white racism (and more)
Breaking news from Big Journalism (Oct. 20, with must-watch video):
Early yesterday morning, we received a tip from a reader in the San Francisco East Bay area who informed us that a local reporter’s life had been threatened by an activist at the Occupy Oakland demonstration.
Our source, who is fearful of reprisal and has requested anonymity, says that KGO-TV’s Amy Hollyfield was accosted by a man who threatened her and used a racial slur:
“We shoot white bitches like you around here.”
According to our source, the Oakland Police Department was apparently called to the scene. Inquiries to the police, and to Hollyfield, which began at roughly 8 a.m. Pacific time yesterday, are still unanswered today.
Other local morning news reports from three of the major Bay Area stations suggested that the Occupy Oakland tent city had descended into rat-infested squalor with complaints of vandalism, public urination, sexual harassment, and sex in public.
You don’t say. Sounds like the sort of backyard Liberia a certain raciss blogger once warned about. (~_^)
The night before, local CBS affiliate KNTV had reported that one Occupy Oakland activist had set his dog on a reporter in a vicious attack that would have maimed his arm had the reporter not been wearing a suit jacket.
Yet even as these local stations reported how Occupy Oakland has collapsed into chaos, they failed to report that police were allegedly called to protect a reporter whose life was threatened in a racist and misogynistic way.
Well, duh. Only white people can be racist!
Here is Ms. Hollyfield’s report from this morning, in which she mentions threats to KGO’s cameras, but not the alleged threat to her life.
A pretty blonde white girl — what on earth was she thinking? Doesn’t she know about the black-and-brown no-go zones for whites in every major American city?
In another report from the Occupy Oakland tent city early this morning, KTVU’s Claudine Wong was verbally abused and intimidated on live television, in a tense scene witnessed by viewers throughout the Bay Area.
Now that’s must-see TV — and yes, there are lots of white thugs at “Occupy Oakland,” too. Remember, we at Unamusement Park despise socialists of all races.
The Chronicle also reported that Occupy Oakland had decided to block media access to the public park where the tent camp is located, denying journalists their First Amendment rights—in creepy consensus fashion. (Down twinkles!)
And, as Big Government notes this morning, the Oakland Tribune has described Occupy Oakland as the home of “[h]omeless people, ex-convicts, at least one registered sex offender, students, unemployed hotel workers, anarchists and reform-minded activists.” And those are the good people, supposedly.
The rest of the Occupy Oakland tent camp has degenerated into a Lord of the Flies re-enactment, infested with “bullies, the mentally ill, drunks, thugs and anarchists.” Violent crime — including assaults against women — is accompanied at Occupy Oakland by drug dealing, child endangerment, and frequent fights among tent camp residents and passersby.
Like New Orleans in the wake of Hurricane Katrina, only on a much smaller scale: it seems that once again we have Africa in our midst.
Race and crime in New York City
As it turns out, the Occupy Wall Street movement has been enjoying the dubious wonders of diversity since day one: September 17, the (supposedly) national “Day of Rage” that kicked off the protests. (We have local blogger Urban Infidel to thank for this coverage, which was picked up by Pajamas Media for their aptly titled “Day of FAIL” piece.) In the following video, a very diverse-looking protester pontificates on race and crime:
Are you a white man? If you’re a white man, then shut the fuck up about race, ’cause you don’t know shit, other than how to rape and kill. So please just shut the fuck up about race.
Fascinating. (Note that this is the sort of person who considers Jared Taylor of American Renaissance a “hater.”) Unfortunately for the distinguished non-white gentleman’s thesis (i.e., that white men “don’t know shit” about race “other than how to rape and kill”), crime statistics tell an altogether different story.
I know, I know: statistics are “racist.”
In 2010, according to the NYPD’s enforcement report, “Crime and Enforcement Activity in New York City,”
- blacks made up a staggering 60.9% of murder suspects (not arrests), 52.6% of rape suspects, 52.4% of other felony sex crime suspects, 70.8% of robbery (mugging) suspects and 54.9% of felonious assault suspects;
- Hispanics made up 30.7% of murder suspects, 33.8% of rape suspects, 31.2% of other felony sex crime suspects, 23.3% of robbery suspects and 32.5% of felonious assault suspects; and
- whites made up 4.9% of murder suspects, 8.9% of rape suspects, 12.7% of other felony sex crime suspects, 4.6% of robbery suspects and 8.2% of felonious assault suspects.
In the same year, according to the US Census Bureau, blacks made up 25.5% of the population of New York City, Hispanics 28.6%, and whites 33.3%. Therefore, in New York City, as of last year,
- blacks commit murder at 16 times the white rate, rape at 7.7 times the white rate, other felony sex crimes at 5.4 times the white rate, robbery at 20 times the white rate, and felonious assault at 8.7 times the white rate; and
- Hispanics commit murder at 7.3 times the white rate, rape at 4.7 times the white rate, other felony sex crimes at 2.9 times the white rate, robbery at 5.9 times the white rate, and felonious assault at 4.6 times the white rate.
Given these facts (not to mention the undeniable race differences in intelligence), if any racial group can fairly be said to not “know shit, other than how to rape and kill,” it is not white people.
Incidentally, while blacks account for 66.0% of violent crime suspects, they are subject to only 54.5% of the NYPD’s “Stop Question and Frisk” activity (17% less than expected). Whites account for only 5.7% of violent crime suspects, but are subject to 9.3% of these stops (63% more than expected). So much for racial profiling!
I recommend Heather Mac Donald’s 2007 and 2010 articles in the City Journal for more on race, crime, law enforcement and deceptive reporting in New York City. (And check out Crimes of the Times while you’re at it.)
Something for all the spoiled white socialist college kids
This one’s for you, kids:
When you were young, and your heart was an open book,
You used to say, “live and let live.”
But if this ever-changing world in which we live in
Makes you give in and cry,
Say live and let die.
Just ignore that part about having a job and doing it well.
It’s like he’s singing right to me! About foreign aid!