"We're trying to build a movement," said Scottie Wingfield of Occupy Charlotte, but for weeks social activists have been knocking on doors in low-income neighborhoods and visiting African-American churches to recruit demonstrators to march in the streets, with little success, The Charlotte (N.C.,) Observer reported Wednesday.
Apathy, lack of faith in the political system, reluctance to criticize an African-American sitting president and no time to participate because of work schedules are among the obstacles being faced by organizers of a scheduled march on Sunday, the report said
"The way the world is now, ain't nobody helping us. No matter how many people vote, money conquers all," said high school student Tommy Thomas, 19.
Grass-roots representatives lend credibility to social protests often led by college students and those of middle-class backgrounds, the newspaper said.
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