Do you think it's a frig, R4?
"frig" = "fright wig"
She's working on the lisp first, bitch.
She is only 1/2 black, but she hates whites as if she were 100% black.
What is her damage?
She's a vile piece of work. Talk about getting your name and face out there one second, only to be ass-kicked off the stage the next. That takes some real talent!
her damage/ flaw of course is her allegiance to the matriarchal hegemony. It destroys her credibility as a serious scholar.
How many of you were professors at Princeton? Just curious.
Really MHB/R10? Do tell.
Love this comment about Al Sharpton from R4's link:
“Sharpton is a bridge too far. He is neither well-educated nor well-informed, and he is not well-spoken. He is a street corner debater with no new information and little information of any kind or vintage. He tries to generate interest by being loud, aggressive, and belligerent. This is fine when the comments of a guest warrant it, but it isn’t a good default demeanor.”
To those of us who remember the Tawana Brawley mess, it's absurd that anyone gives this two bit hustler an once of credibility.
Everyone forgets the lives ruined by Sharpton and fellow shysters in the Tawana Brawley scam, or the money the white victims of it couldn't afford to lose and never recovered. Beyond a scumbag's utterly cynical exploitation of civil rights issues in this country (a serious concern)it was the utterly unprincipled and vicious exercise of a born crook. No one like that could ever be taken as a serious exemplar of individual liberty, or conscience in a decent society. BTW, the evidence against "Tawana", that she was lying, was there from the beginning of the case.
Harris' lisp, pretension and shallowness are preposterous and what is this "Princeton" shit I read above. I've taught there myself and the "black bullies" are routinely stupid, suspiciously connected and without distinction. There is nothing sacred about faculties in the Ivies, you can find as many frauds and as much intrigue as anywhere else, I know of State U's where standards are more rigorously applied.
The continuous oppression of black people in this country (just look at the current unemployment figures, the determined voter suppression of the far right govt's in power in many states, or the total neglect of those born into severe poverty, or the deliberate jailing of black males for long periods for 'crimes' white males are either slapped on the wrist for or sent to minimum security prisons and promptly released because of 'overcrowding', something for some reason rarely invoked for people of color) is serious and are important issues for these shows to cover in depth.
But it would be amazing if people more honest than Sharpton and more able than Harris got the bigger continuous opportunities.
She should wear her hair down so no one notices how jacked up her hairline is.
Wasn't there a "Bracewell" in her name at some point?
If someone has a brilliant mind, what does it matter what her hairline looks like. I don't always agree with Melissa Harris Perry, and I suppose her life experiences are vastly different from mine, but she shows a willingness to discuss the provocative...the verboten. People who dismiss her as an angry black woman are the reason this country will never be able to completely bridge the racial divide(s). One side wants to ignore the process that his been made and the other side wants to delegitimize any claims that racism still exists. As a result, frank dialogue can't occur and whites remain considered racist, while blacks are viewed as whiny.
Melissa Harris Perry is an academic. She raises the issues she does to facilitate discussion, not to chastise white people. Her friendship with people like Rachel Maddow and Chris Hayes speaks volumes...they're the kind to engage in the world rather than sit back and criticize from the sidelines.
PS: I can't stand Al Sharpton's show and I know he has a checkered past, but why do people seem to blame him more than Tawana Brawley? She lied and he thought he was defending her honor, so while he should've apologized once the truth came to light, there's no point in continuing to rake him through the coals. Plus, since people here are fond of looking at things in terms of black and white, why can't they acknowledge his support for gay equality? He's been the loudest voice in the black community for supporting gay marriage, serving openly in the military, gay adoption rights, etc. NONE OF US, not one single one of us would be anywhere in this world if it weren't for the concept of redemption. We all fall short and we all rely on the forgiveness of others to get by in life.
R16, she used to be Melissa Harris Bracewell, but she married a guy (?!) with the last name Perry within the past year.
r17, she called anyone who didn't agree with Obama, a white racist. She was calling the most Liberal commentators, racists, even after they backed up their claims with actual statistics. Perry is a stereotype, and of the worst kind. She has spouted the most vile of rhetoric, and sounds like Michelle Malkin of what she claims is the "left". She's as atrocious as Sharpton. How ironic she trashes him. I wonder if she has a chip on her soldier, or she's doing this for shock value, a la Coulter. She does not debate, but smear like a spoiled child.
R19, you're lying and it's pretty disingenuous for you to use hyperbole to prove a point.
racism isnt hte issue with her. Hegemoney is.
Love you r13.
(r18) -- Now I'm confused. Because I thought I heard her say one time that she and her girlfriend had kids together. She's not a lesbian?
And I also thought she taught at Tulane.
r20, did you read her diatribe? That's not hyperbole! Liberals slammed her for her idiotic piece. She even called Joan Walsh a racist. The woman is unhinged! She's an extremist.
No. She's not a lesbian. She got remarried recently, thus the reason for the "Perry".
She and her GIRLFRIEND!... well there you have it M.H. Case closed
She's a true liberal. I love her and don't get why she's suddenly become a target of hate around here. Go after a conservative who's REALLY doing you harm.
[italic]She's a true liberal.[/italic]
Liberals don't want to be associated with this racist bitch.
I thought Rick Perry was married to a white woman?
[quote]She's as atrocious as Sharpton. How ironic she trashes him. I wonder if she has a chip on her soldier, or she's doing this for shock value
You lie, R19. Harris-Perry CO-HOSTS Al Sharpton's radio show one day every week.
It is fantastic to see everyone's opinion about a single person. I's suppose she's subjected to criticism because as a journalist/anchor, it's what she does. Then again, that's why these entries are listed as anonymous. I wouldnt want anyone to see how ignorant I can be either. PLEASE USE INTELLIGENCE!!! What on God's green earth does her hairline, lisp and wrongly rumored lesbianism have to do with her career? Her success has been sustained inspite of a lisp, being turned down a full scholarship before and a previously failed marriage. Yet, she's still standing. Now if you want to criticize something, consider yourself.
Many of us just luv her lisp as we did w/BarbaraWalters. Makes them unique&flawed as we all R. Luv her acceptance of AFHairCulture. We define different as un alike,not as superlative.
Msnbc is a joke !,!!! Who else would put rachel and melissa on the air !?!? They both are insecure and try to overcome it with arrogance! ,
Right on !! They should be in a communist country as they don't understand free enterprise and our constitution! ,,
Drudge at r39
A lot of lies about MHP on this thread. I smell tea baggers.
Comparing her to Malkin is like comparing Maddow to Hannity.
Really telling that all of the jackass postings on this site are "anonymous"...or is that the name of one person with that name who hates Melissa? I say hates because after reading through 10 posts, the comments were so mean and personal about her hairstyle (her choice) and her lisp (her speech capacity...not the content of that speech). Who are you people...maybe Tea Party or political pranksters that her intellect gets to big time? I LOVE MELISSA HARRIS-PERRY!!!!! Yvonne Haskins
I like it. It reminds me of the Borg Queen from Star Trek.
r45 Maybe with a little Bene Gesserit thrown into the mix?
With zillions of bucks to spend on technical plant and personnel, NBC did't exactly overspend on MSNBC, which puts out some seriously crappy audio. MHP's 'lisp' is largely due to some idiot's misuse of a device called a 'de-esser' on the female anchors, which is normally used to tone down sibilance. Screw it up and remove the sss entirely, and you lisp, dear.
R43 Agreed: this thread is a smear campaign by paid trolls: what else do they have other than attacking a woman's appearance. Pathetic.
I think this woman has a brilliant feminist mind: her study of how conservative and religious forces in our government are actively working to push women out of the public sphere. I respect her allot.
The idea that anyone who disagrees with you is a "paid troll" is beyond paranoid.
...and PS - allot?
She is fabulous, there's nothing bad to say about her, unless of course you are a bigoted, racsist asshat. She's intelligent and well intended, gor ALL people.
R49 thanks for proving my point: at least you chose to pick on my grammer/spelling and not my physical attributes: you must be evolving somewhat out of that cave.
Are you the freeper weirdo whose always giggling about how "I can't help it--Ted Cruz is SO hot!"/"I'm ashamed to admit it, but Sarah Palin is SMOKIN'!", then making a snide comment about the alleged physical short-comings of someone on the "left"?
Don't you think it's time for a new schtick?
Seems like this is a Fox troll thread to me. Why don't you ladies find your own website over on Hannity.com
r8, is racist freeper scum.
MHP does many things right on her show, and I especially like that she books guests who aren't "the usual suspects." However, I do find her speech impediment to be very distracting.
Why are people bringing up Al Sharpton in this thread? He and MHP have nothing in common other than liberal politics and racial identity. They have completely different styles.
MHP sucks !!! She is arrogrant, narcissistic, bitter, sarcastic, stubborn, argumentative, jealous, and lispy!!!She fits right in at msnbc!!! Birds of feather flock together!!!!
R56 mysogonist freeper troll: how much is Glenn Beck paying you?
To FUCK OFF. .....FUCK OFF YOURSELF,!!! Who else but a pervert like melissa perry harris would wear tampons as ear rings????? She is sick!,!!!!!,,,, nobody pays me ! Any idiot can recognize a want to be
She gets off on making white liberals feel properly guilty about their "white privilege" -- I know some folks think I'm a racist Teabagger, but if that's so, please explain why I totally respect Joy Reid and Eugene Robinson? Thanks!
R59, kudos to you for throwing out the name of the brilliant Joy Reid, but that doesn't make you any less of a troll. MHP is an intelligent and insightful woman who steps outside of the box and discusses topics that are often ignored by the mainstream media (especially issues related to inequality of all kinds). And it's very significant that a recent analysis showed that The Melissa Harris Perry show has the most diverse panels of any other show on cable TV. The diversity of her guests often leads to a freshness in dialogue that can be stifled when these shows rely on the same handful of paid analysts (Josh Barro, Steve Rattner, Eugene Robinson, et al.).
I honestly feel that way, R60. Does stating my opinion make me a "troll"? At the very least, she's insensitive to white viewers, and ought to make it much clearer that most people are NOT racist/sexist/homophobic/etc.