Quantcast

Tim Wise: White folks have been ‘occupying’ Manhattan for hundreds of years

By Roxanne Cooper
Friday, October 21, 2011 23:44 EDT
google plus icon
timwisescreenshot
 
  • Print Friendly and PDF
  • Email this page

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.

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

Roxanne Cooper
Roxanne Cooper is the publisher of Raw Story. She has 20+ years experience in media management, marketing, and advertising and has held positions with AlterNet, the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies, LA Weekly, San Francisco Bay Guardian, and Stars & Stripes. From 2004-2008, Roxanne published the popular political blog Rox Populi. She lives in San Francisco and you can follow her on Twitter at @AlterRox.
 
 
 
 
By commenting, you agree to our terms of service
and to abide by our commenting policy.
 
Google+