Occupy Wall Street protesters are saying that African-Americans need the most help during America’s financial crisis.
Many protesters say that Black communities are hit the hardest, and should demand government support for education, infrastructure and jobs, and a slew of other causes that affect their communities.
“If any other community needs a bailout, it’s the African-American community,” hip hop artist Jasiri X told BET.com.
“I think that as African-Americans, the economic bailout on Wall Street and the foreclosure crisis has hit our community the worst. We’re like the 99 [percent] below the 99 in our communities, so I think that it’s important for us to be here and be counted and make sure that as we are holding Wall Street accountable,” he says.