Last night I was a guest on the Young Black Professionals Blog Talk Radio program to discuss the 2012 race for the Republican nomination, my new book Political Consultants and Campaigns: One Day to Sell and the massive social uprisings across the United States collectively known as “Occupy (Enter your city/cubicle desk/couch/bed/toilet/bus seat/Starbucks/ here).”
I plan on attending some of the marches and protests during Occupy D.C. this weekend and will report and tweet back from what I see on the ground. Regardless of your politics, we’re seeing the beginning of a long and very angry struggle to re-direct American attention back towards the plight of the poor, the downtrodden and the 99% of people in this country who haven’t been the beneficiaries of the economic policies from Washington since the Clinton days. In particular, I’m on the lookout for faces of color in the crowd, since press coverage of the movement as well as much of the rhetoric has been decidedly White and de-racialized – something that the excellent racialicious.com blog has been pointing out for a couple of weeks now.
If you’re planning on attending the March this weekend we’d love to hear from you at Politic365. Shoot your thoughts and pics to my email at DrJasonPolitics@gmail.com or tweet me @DrJasonJohnson. After this weekend, we want to have a fuller and more diverse picture of what is really happening across the city and what this movement means. Your feedback will be a great part of that canvas.
This article originally appeared on Politic365.com.