by Steed Dropout
Apr. 3, 2014
MICAH M. WHITE AND ME–A ROMANCE
On assignment for the Berkeley Daily Planet, two years ago, I missed Micah M. White, the co-founder of the international Occupy movement, as he tried to lead Berkeley’s Occupy franchise on its inaugural Berkeley take-over.
White happened to be living in Berkeley with his Phd wife who had an appointment In U.C. Berkeley’s Rhetoric Department. I didn’t pick up his trail until a few nights later when I tried to photograph his wife, and later, Micah.
My editor wanted me to interview White, when we learned that a founder of the international Occupy movement moved among us. Online White now refers to himself as a “boutique activist,” conducting workshops on protesting.
I tried to get his wife’s permission to photograph her, saying our readers would be interested; White’s wife said she couldn’t understand that.
I said, “you’re a rhetorician, you should [understand].” She seemed worked up over this and appealed to her husband to deal with me, which he did forthwith.You can say what you like about White–social media activist–but you can’t fault his chivalry.
Micah M. White, center in white shirt, a founder of Occupy Wall Street movement, and a new Berkeley resident. Photo by Ted Friedman.
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