January 31, 2013

Gee, what a surprise

Via the LA Times: Many Occupy protesters well-off, white and educated, study says.

Of those sampled, the report said that more than 35% of participants made more than $100,000 a year; by contrast, an average of 24% of New York City residents make that much per year.

Sixty-seven percent of respondents were non-Latino white, compared to the average of 33% among New York City residents.

The survey may not be representative of the movement's heyday in the fall of 2011; by May, momentum had flagged and key supporters were looking beyond the "Occupy" label.

But the report's authors said, anecdotally, that "nearly all of those involved in the planning phase of [Occupy Wall Street] were college educated; they were also disproportionately white and male."

Of course, if we actually had a media in this country, reporters could have [easily] figured this out. No doubt they were too busy ignoring this reality because they were tending to fantasy stereotypes -- like those they wanted to portray about groups like the Tea Party.

Posted by Hube at January 31, 2013 05:09 PM | TrackBack

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