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(By James Crugnale, Mediaite) - In a discussion Sunday on MSNBC’s 'Up With Chris Hayes', 'The Nation'‘s Richard Kim disputed that the Occupy Wall Street movement and the tea party shared reciprocal goals. Kim argued that one of the major differences between the two groups was that that the tea party didn’t want the government supporting African-Americans. “One of the key polling points around that is that when you poll tea party people, they think government does too much for black people, and that’s one of the markers of whether you are in the tea party or not in how you respond to that question.”