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Melissa Harris-Perry

Associate Professor of Politics and African American Studies at Princeton University

Melissa Harris-Perry appears in the following:

Sister Citizen: Black Women and Politics

Monday, September 26, 2011

There's tremendous pragmatism on the part of African-Americans who will not see their suffering suddenly used against a Democratic president. It's not just because he's black...The recognition on the part of pragmatic African-Americans is that there's no great racial progressive savior about to show up. The alternative is President Perry, President Bachmann, or President Romney.

Melissa Harris-Perry, contributor to MSNBC and author of Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Manning Marable Dies On Eve of Redefining Malcolm X Biography

Monday, April 04, 2011

Manning Marable, a pioneering scholar and author of a highly anticipated biography of Malcolm X, died Friday. He was due to speak with us about his new book, out today. Joining us to discuss Marable’s accomplishments and his final work are Michael Eric Dyson, Professor of Sociology at Georgetown University, and Melissa Harris-Perry, Associate Professor of Politics and African-American studies at Princeton University. Marable considered "Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention" book his life's work. It is the definitive account of Malcolm X drawn from primary sources, explains Michael Eric Dyson.

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War On Women

Thursday, March 03, 2011

Melissa Harris-Perry, a columnist at The Nation magazine and associate professor of politics and African American studies at Princeton University, discusses how women and women's issues are affected by budget cuts.

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MLK: King's Economic Dream

Monday, January 17, 2011

New York and National Balance of Power

Monday, November 08, 2010

Chris Smith, contributing editor for New York Magazine, and Melissa Harris-Perry, politics professor at Princeton University, MSNBC contributor, and columnist for The Nation, talk about the balance of power in New York and around the country, after the midterms.

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The Greene Space

Pop & Politics with Farai Chideya

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

10:00 AM

Join Farai Chideya in The Greene Space the morning after the 2010 midterm elections for a look at race, rage and reconciliation. Chideya, her special guests and the audience will examine election results with a critical eye towards what it means for the 2012 Presidential election.

Creative Solutions for a Frustrated Nation

Friday, February 26, 2010

All week we’ve been exploring the mechanics of a broken legislative body in our series, “Frustration Nation.” We wrap up the series with a look at the solutions to government gridlock. Can we move away from filibusters? Should we rehaul our election rules? Should we get rid of the Senate altogether?

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SOTU Reaction

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Douglas Holtz-Eakin, former senior advisor to the McCain 2008 campaign, and Melissa Harris-Lacewell, associate professor of politics and African-American studies at Princeton University, offer their reactions to last night's State of the Union address.

Do you feel better about what the president has done on the economy, ...

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Review of the SOTU

Thursday, January 28, 2010

President Obama delivered his first State of the Union speech last night. Former senior advisor to the McCain ’08 campaign, Douglas Holtz-Eakin, and Melissa Harris-Lacewell, associate professor of politics and African-American studies at Princeton University, offer their analysis of the speech. Plus, schizophrenia and race; your calls on the State ...

Congressman Joe Wilson and Race

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

New Jersey Congressman Donald Payne(D-10) discusses the formal congressional rebuke of Representative Joe Wilson for his outburst during President Obama's address before Congress last week. Plus, Melissa Harris-Lacewell, associate professor of Politics and African American Studies at Princeton University, discusses how the conversation about that ...

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The Political Effects of the Health Care Debate

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Health care, health care, health care. It’s all you see on the news, read in the papers, and hear on the radio. Will it pass? When? What will it look like if it does? What will things look like if it doesn't? We've been looking both at the broad strokes and picayune details of the various plans; today, we take a look at the potential ramifications of this debate on the political landscape.

The Democrats practically swept the 2006 elections and handily won the 2008 presidential elections, while the Republicans struggled with an identity crisis. But with this health care battle, has the G.O.P. found the grounds for a resurgence? Joining us with their take are Reihan Salam, from the New American Foundation, and Melissa Harris-Lacewell, professor of politics and African-American studies at Princeton University.

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President Obama Addresses the NAACP

Friday, July 17, 2009

Last night the first African-American President of the United States, Barack Obama, addressed the NAACP convention. His speech was a poignant capstone for the organization's hundred-year history. Farai Chideya, guest host of The Takeaway, hosted a special broadcast from the anniversary. She was joined by Patrik Henry Bass, Takeaway contributor and editor at Essence magazine, Melissa Harris-Lacewell, an associate professor of politics and African American studies at Princeton University, and Michael Meyers the president and executive director of the New York Civil Rights Coalition.

(Click through for the full advance transcript of President Obama's speech

 

 

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Marking the NAACPs Centennial Convention

Monday, July 13, 2009

The NAACP has gathered in New York for a six-day convention celebrating its 100-year anniversary. It’s an enormous affair with giants such as Cornel West, Reverend Jesse Jackson, and President Obama paying tribute to the accomplishments of the civil rights organization. The civil rights group was formed by a multi-racial coalition in 1909, sparked in 1908 by a deadly race riot in Springfield Illinois. Nearly a century later, Barack Obama launched his presidential campaign not far from where the riot took place. Looking at the challenges ahead and its past accomplishments we are joined by Melissa Harris-Lacewell. She is an Associate Professor of Politics and African American Studies at Princeton University.

Read about what was life was like for black Americans in 1909.

"Every civil rights organization ultimately wants to die. Because the goal is to have full equality. And if you have full equality then your institutional purpose is no longer important."
—Melissa Harris Lacewell on the anniversary of the NAACP

The Takeaway will be covering the convention all week long. Tomorrow we continue the conversation with the artists' take on the NAACP’s legacy. We’ll be joined by musical sensation DJ Spooky and poet Elizabeth Alexander.

 

 

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Feet to the Fire

Friday, November 07, 2008

The left is lining up to make sure the Obama administration follows through on its more progressive promises. Elise Gould, health economist at the Economic Policy Institute, Ted Lewis, human rights director for Global Exchange, and Melissa Harris-Lacewell, Professor of politics and African-American studies at

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Bidding on Biden

Monday, August 25, 2008

Melissa Harris-Lacewell, Associate Professor of Politics and African American Studies at Princeton University, talks about the Obama-Biden ticket and the start of the Democratic National Convention.

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The Day After

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

The final primary has come and gone. We analyze the results and talk politics with local political leaders and analysts including House Ways and Means Committee Chair Charles Rangel (D-NY-15th District-Upper Manhattan), Marie Cocco, syndicated columnist with the Washington Post Writers Group, and Melissa Harris-Lacewell, associate professor of ...

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Primary Results

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

WNYC Political Director Andrea Bernstein and Melissa Harris-Lacewell, Associate Professor of Politics and African American Studies at Princeton University, review the Democratic presidential primary results from Indiana and North Carolina.

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Indiana and North Carolina Results

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Another primary closer to the Democratic Convention; has anything changed? WNYC’s Andrea Bernstein and Princeton professor Melissa Harris-Lacewell analyze the results from Indiana and North Carolina. Plus, Mary Tillman pays tribute to her son Pat Tillman in Boots on the Ground by Dusk , and Debbie Almontaser recalls her ...

Political Wrap-Up

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

WNYC's political director Andrea Bernstein discusses yesterday's Pennsylvania primary with Michael Hagen Associate Professor of Political Science at Temple University, and Melissa Harris-Lacewell, Associate Professor of Politics and African American Studies at Princeton University.

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Key(stone) to Victory?

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Pennsylvania has been dubbed the make or break state in the democratic bid for the White House. Was it worth the hype? WNYC's political director Andrea Bernstein breaks down Hillary Clinton's win in last night's Keystone State primary with Michael Hagen, associate professor of political science at Temple University, ...