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One-Third of Occupiers Were Spoiled Rich Kids from Elite Universities

Original post made by Bather, Another Pleasanton neighborhood, on Jan 29, 2013

According to a new study from sociologists at the City University of New York, more than a third of activists in the Occupy movement in New York City had household incomes above $100,000, placing them at the cusp of the top quintile of income distribution in America. Researchers surveyed 729 people who participated in a May 1 rally last year and were involved in the "occupation" of Zuccotti Park in the fall of 2011, and found that they were more affluent, whiter, younger, much more highly educated, and more likely to be male than the average New Yorker.

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Posted by Cholo
a resident of Livermore
on Jan 29, 2013 at 6:33 pm

What universities do you consider "elite"?


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Posted by DURbo
a resident of Charter Oaks
on Jan 31, 2013 at 1:57 pm

OK SWEET, now what about the other 2/3s of people there? Oh right. no answer, they are just spit out of luck.


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Posted by Tony
a resident of Laguna Oaks
on Jan 31, 2013 at 2:45 pm

DURbo, can you please spell out what you mean?


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Posted by whatsup
a resident of Amador Estates
on Jan 31, 2013 at 7:52 pm

Jeff Sessions? I watch out what source I would use. He's a resentful person who could not get appointed to a judgeship, so he evoked white trash talk to get elected.