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Melissa Harris-Perry

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Melissa Harris-Perry

Melissa Harris-Perry

Columnist

Melissa Harris-Perry is professor of political science at Tulane University, where she is founding director of the Project on Gender, Race, and Politics in the South. She is author of Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America. She is also a contributor to MSNBC.

Articles

News and Features

What happens when the black experience is relegated to background noise?

Paul Ryan’s racist comments have been the mainstream view of the Democratic Party for decades.

Sooner or later, marriage equality will win. What happens to marriage then?

President Obama’s symbolic recognition of minorities isn’t a substitute for policy, but it does matter.

In crafting laws after the horrifying killings in Connecticut, it’s crucial that we recognize our own collective trauma before we rush to act.

The impact of an Obama presidency is better answered by partisanship than race—but race still matters.

The stakes are high for students unlucky enough to be caught in the crossfire.

Has Hurricane Isaac taught Bobby Jindal that in the face of natural disaster, small government is no help?

It’s time to update Nina Simone's iconic song title—the GOP veep candidate is just as extreme on women’s health and rights as he is on economics.

Republicans are turning to tired, failed strategies in an effort to alienate both black and white voters from President Obama.

Blogs

Stephen Black appears on Melissa Harris-Perry to discuss how predators set up shop and grab a cut of their victims’ tax...
Mychal Denzel Smith appears on MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry show to discuss why food insecurity, mass incarceration and the destruction...
Trans activist Janet Mock appears on MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry show to discuss her memoir, Redefining Realness.
Appearing on MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry show, Goldberg argues against the GOP's claims that marriage is the best tool to...
In the wake of the Supreme Court's devastating decision, citizens need to litigate, vote and pass a constitutional amendment.
Who ends up being most affected by urban schools closings?
NGOs and foreign governments are preventing Haitians from repairing their broken country.
The war on poverty is too often a war on the poor themselves.