This was their lame attempt at explaining why their protest has been riddled with violence, racism and sexism.
In an effort to address the ongoing violence, sexism and racism that has been seen with the “Occupy Oakland” protesters, a participant gave a speech to the Oakland demonstrators and made an attempt to explain why all of these incidents were happening.
“I’m going to react differently to a black man who locked his keys in his car than a white man who locked his keys in his car. Does this make me a bigot? No! This happens because this is the way that our f*cked-up system of oppression has taught me to think!. So my point is, even though I’m an active anti-racist, racism still exists within my mind. So when I think of f*cked-up sh*t like this example, I can catch myself and say ‘Hey! Why are you thinking like this?’ Because this is the way the society I live has taught me to think. This is the true example of me checking myself.”