ATLANTA — The outcry against the nation's financial institutions that's swept the country in recent weeks has crossed many boundaries, including class, gender and age. But a stubborn hurdle in many cities has been a lack of racial inclusion, something noted by organizers and participants alike.Comment on this story
The absence of diversity is particularly notable given that some of the larger issues surrounding the Occupy movement — including the economy, foreclosures and unemployment — are disproportionately affecting people of color.
John Hope Bryant is the founder and chief executive officer of a nonprofit organization that educates low-income Americans about finances. Bryant, who is black, says African-Americans are more inclined to rally around social justice causes, rather than those dealing with financial literacy.