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James DeWeaver

Professional Contemporary Artist/Pastellist, James DeWeaver Pastels

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What happened to the 99%?

From Zuccotti Park N.Y.C.2010 to the rest of the world almost instantaneously, OWS Movement spread like wildfire. Now in late 2012 the marginalization by the 1% and their "Power networks" over the 99% has won!

Will the people who believe in the ideals of the OWS movement always fail against a stronger, better financed and organized minority of the Political and financial "Elites" around the world? If not, why? when? or how?

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    Oct 24 2012: Money talks...I think we can all agree that's true in 2012. "African American children are three times more likely to live in poverty than Caucasian children. American Indian/Alaska Native, Hispanic, Pacific Islander, and Native Hawaiian families are more likely than Caucasian and Asian families to live in poverty" (Costello, Keeler, & Angold, 2001; National Center for Education Statistics, 2007). Socioeconomic factors influence everything we do. However, it doesn't seem our government takes that into consideration.


    "In 2005, the high school dropout rate of Latinos was highest, followed by those of African Americans and American Indians/Alaska Natives" (National Center for Education Statistics, 2007). Many studies also indicate minorities are not taking care of themselves. They are not getting preventative treatments and that leads to more serious illnesses. I think the 99% are just a little lost right now.

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