Nobody failed to notice
certain characteristics of the Tea Party, which is/was largely white, well-off, and made up of older folks. But what of that movement's antithesis, Occupy Wall Street?
Katherine Connell at National Review relays
the findings of a City University of New York study
showing the OWS crowd to be, at least in its locus of Manhattan, essentially a more youthful version of Tea Partiers: white, well-off, and college-age.
"More than a third of activists in the Occupy movement in New York City had household incomes above $100,000," writes Connell. "Non-Hispanic whites constituted 62 percent of all respondents, though they make up only 33 percent of New York City residents."
And while most Americans don't hold a bachelor's degree, "highly educated young adults were over-represented among OWS activists and supporters," according to the study. And as Connell points out, "among [OWS'] college graduates, more than a quarter went to top-ranked schools, which might explain why the majority of graduates under 30 had some student debt."
Study co-author Professor Ruth Milkman spells it out so right-leaning critics don't have to: "Many were the children of the elite, if you will."
Via National Review