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.

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