Wall Street protests: Is a movement taking hold?
- October 5, 2011
- David Meyer, sociology professor, is quoted on Fox 28 October 4, 2011
From Fox 28:
Called Occupy Wall Street, the infant movement is tapping into broad frustration and even anger about big corporate profits, tax breaks for the rich, corporate lobbying in Congress, and bank bailouts at a time when the poor and middle class are losing ground in a generally sour economy.... "If you look at Occupy Wall Street, for example, the demonstrators have been very unfocused in their demands," says David Meyer, a professor of sociology at the University of California at Irvine, whose studies focus on social movements and political sociology. "But they've gotten attention. People hear about stuff, they start thinking of themselves as potential activists. So the Occupy Wall Street frame becomes a holder for all of these other grievances, and other groups are filling the framework with their own ideas."
A video link is available at http://www.fox28.com/story/15607055/wall-street-protests-is-a-movement-t....
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