What? No stories about the “all white” Occupy Wall Street crowd?
Well there is one, and I’m going to cite it, but it is interesting, I think, that only one has appeared given the constant “lily white” portrait of Tea Party events.
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. And the protesters themselves told The Daily Caller on Tuesday that they are conscious of the issue, if not the inconsistency it demonstrates.
A 40-photo Washington Post slideshow showing hundreds of angry protesters in New York and other cities includes no more than 15 clearly identifiable minority protesters, and just six African-Americans. The rest of the protesters shown are white, and most are male.
And yet they’re trying to portray themselves as the 99%.
I’m sorry, I find the whole thing hilarious. Hoist on their own petard, the spokespeople are clueless about how to spin this:
“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. “Thanks for the food for thought, I’m sorry I don’t have more exact information for you right now.”
They are a caricature of what they consistently accuse the right of being and then condemn.
Irony – I love it.