Thursday, January 02, 2014

Must not notice that blacks are different

US television host Melissa Harris-Perry apologised on Tuesday for a recent segment on her show that joked about former US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's adopted African-American grandson, Kieran.

Ms Harris-Perry said that the segment on Sunday's Melissa Harris-Perry show on MSNBC was meant to celebrate diversity and not disparage it.

The segment asked a panel to humorously caption a photo from the past year. One of the photos was of Romney holding his adopted African-American grandson alongside his wife, Ann, and other grandchildren.

Actress Pia Glenn sang "one of these things is not like the others", and comedian Dean Obeidallah joked that the photo "really sums up the diversity of the Republican party".

"Whatever the intent, the segment proceeded in an unexpected way that was offensive," Ms Harris-Perry said in a statement. "Without reservation or qualification, I apologise to the Romney family and to all families built on loving transracial adoptions."

Ms Harris-Perry, who is African-American and a political science professor at Tulane University, is the third MSNBC host to apologise for insensitive comments in the past two months.



Anonymous said...

From what I understand, Melissa Harris-Perry was also adopted by a Mormon family - what hypocrisy!

Anonymous said...

How very convenient it is to be a Leftist. You can say and do anything you like, no matter how vile, false, or racist, then simply issue some phony, mealy-mouthed "apology", and all is forgiven.

What is even more incredible is that msnbc has more than two viewers.

Anonymous said...

The left are the most vile twisted hypocritical racists. Measured by their acceptance at the racist treatment by their comrades against people like the Romney's, Condi Rice, Justice Thomas, Herman Cain, Mia Love, Ben Carson, Ted Cruz, and Michelle Malkin. They issue vile twisted sexually explicit racist epitaphs and think it is okay, because they expound the correct Marxist dogma otherwise.

Anonymous said...

"Beware of those who cry racism, for they are the true racists..." -- Spider

Anonymous said...

Anon 11:35 am - well said. You forgot they also think they can use the n-word with impunity as well.
As Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton would say 'blessed are the race baiters for they will inherit the power'.

Anonymous said...

She learned her ideas well form her white liberal friends.

White liberals approach issues of race and racism from an essentially irrational, moralistic standpoint. White liberals do not simply judge racism to be based on bad thinking and criticise it for its illogical collectivism. Instead, white liberals make the issue of racism, as with other issues, all about them. White liberals have colonised the discourse of racism and anti-racism because it offers them an opportunity to boast of the superiority of their virtue and to demonstrate their purity and holiness through ostentatious and vacuous public displays of self-flagellation. Just as early Christianity imbued adherents with a deep sense of guilt and sinfulness, so the white liberal finds in reflecting on the history of white racism the opportunity to both revel in the guilt of the sinner and to make atonement through ‘anti-racist’ initiatives, thereby offering them the opportunity to further present themselves as a holy elite tasked with saving the world. And just as at various points in the history of Christianity an overarching sense of guilt derived from an intense awareness of, and obsession with, the supposedly inherent sinfulness of human beings and of the ‘world’ led ‘holy’ men and women to conclude that the path to holiness is found in the hatred of self, world, and the human condition, white liberals indulge in a form of self-hatred which is designed to project the image of penitence and sanctity, while actually being transparently pretentious, self-aggrandising, and destructive.

But in the end her real objection is a white CONSERVATIVE family adopting a black child. After all they will raise him in a loving family with both parents who are dedicated to each other and love each other and, gasp, might rise him to be christian.

Well, at least one life has been spared the torture of being forcibly kept on the liberal plantation.

I bet we see this kind in 30 years following his fathers lead and getting into business or politics. Then we will see one more back man being called an "uncle tom" or "sellout" by the liberals who despise blacks that dare think for themselves!

Anonymous said...

Ms Harris-Perry, who is African-American bigot should be taken to task for her failures