Presentation by Omali Yeshitela to the caucus of people of color at Occupy Oakland

This is a video of a 30 minute presentation by Omali Yeshitela to the caucus of people of color at Occupy Oakland, which took place early during the occupation. I think the last 5 or 7 minutes are the most interesting, specifically the way Omali talked about the need for people of color to bring their own rules about organization to the movement (particularly regarding the higher consequences for people of color from the criminal justice system, in contrast with white, middle class, suburban folks, including an explicit reference to anarchists whose tactics threaten to invite unnecessary police repression – and the way in which a young black man responded, saying Omali’s argument was unfair and inaccurate, followed by the intervention by the moderator of the caucus to restrict this conversation to members of the caucus.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0yySzgKREA&feature=related

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