Occupy Wall Street Is About African-Americans, Too

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Occupy Wall Street protesters are saying that African-Americans need the most help during America’s financial crisis.

Many protesters say that Black communities are hit the hardest, and should demand government support for education, infrastructure and jobs, and a slew of other causes that affect their communities.

“If any other community needs a bailout, it’s the African-American community,”  hip hop artist Jasiri X told BET.com.

“I think that as African-Americans, the economic bailout on Wall Street and the foreclosure crisis has hit our community the worst. We’re like the 99 [percent] below the 99 in our communities, so I think that it’s important for us to be here and be counted and make sure that as we are holding Wall Street accountable,” he says.

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