The "Occupy" movement been criticized as being disproportionally white. Why, and what to do about it? Multi-American's sister blog DCentric at WAMU in Washington, D.C. examines this in a post today, speaking with members of a sub-movement known as Occupy the Hood.
Julian Liser, 21, and Drew Franklin, 24, have started a local offshoot of the group in D.C., where the population is 61 percent non-white. They said the protests should be attracting more minorities, especially given how hard people of color have been slammed by the economic crisis that is fueling the spreading movement. Here's part of what they had to say: