I could have told you that myself just by walking past them, but I’m not a Sociologist. I’ve never seen so many Trustafarians in one place since a New Yorker party. And I’ve never seen so much concentrated entitlement in one place since Bloomberg gained 20 lbs.
Like so much of phony liberal class warfare, Occupy Wall Street consisted of unemployed liberal rich kids protesting against… their parents.
According to a new study from sociologists at the City University of New York, more than a third of activists in the Occupy movement in New York City had household incomes above $100,000, placing them at the cusp of the top quintile of income distribution in America.
Researchers surveyed 729 people who participated in a May 1 rally last year and were involved in the “occupation” of Zuccotti Park in the fall of 2011, and found that they were more affluent, whiter, younger, much more highly educated, and more likely to be male than the average New Yorker.
Non-Hispanic whites constituted 62 percent of all respondents, though they make up only 33 percent of New York City residents. While only about a third of Americans hold bachelors’ degrees, 76 percent of respondents who had completed their education had a four-year college degree and 39 percent had graduate degrees. Among college graduates, more than a quarter went to top-ranked schools, which might help explain why the majority of graduates under 30 had some student debt.
39 percent had graduate degrees. Graduate degrees. That’s a higher percentage than Berkeley. OWS was actually concentrated Berkeley. It was a one-block Cambridge. It was a smellier Ann Arbor.
It was an Ivy League protest pretending to be a populist movement.