Tim Wise: White folks have been ‘occupying’ Manhattan for hundreds of years
Indigenous activists have recently expressed concern over “language of occupy.” On Friday night, Melissa Harris-Perry and anti-racist activist and educator Tim Wise took on the topic on The Rachel Maddow Show.
Wise is the author of White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son.
During their discussion, Wise said that Occupy Wall Street is taking place on the “site of long-standing racial injustice …and if we’re trying to build a solidarity movement, we have to be clear, we’re trying to decolonize a colonized and occupied place, not just re-occupy it for better purposes.”
Watch the full segment below, originally uploaded by MSNBC on October 21, 2011.