Melissa Harris-Perry is the African American Marxist scholar and Executive Director of the Pro Humanitate Institute and founding director of the Anna Julia Cooper Center. Melissa is Editor-at-Large at the leftist, feminist online magazine ELLE.com. She hosted the television show Melissa Harris-Perry from 2012-2016 on weekend mornings on MSNBC.
Your Children Belong To The State!
She was an unknown until she filmed a promotional video for MSNBC in which she stated that America needs a "collective notion of 'these are our children'" and that "we have to break through our kind of private idea that kids belong to their parents". When criticized for allegedly wanting to take children from their parents into the her utopian collective, she used the classic liberal tactic of claiming to be a victim.
Harris-Perry also agreed with a guest who stated that the Pro-Life movement was based in white supremacy, a notion that numerous abortion supporters found absurd. Harris-Perry herself wore tampons as earrings in a rather disgusting publicity stunt to support Wendy Davis's opposition to the new Texas abortion law.