Stories by Melissa Harris-Perry

Melissa Harris-Perry hosts an eponymous weekend show on MSNBC and is a columnist for the Nation. She is professor of political science at Tulane University, where she is founding director of the Anna Julia Cooper Project on Gender, Race, and Politics in the South. subscribe to Melissa Harris-Perry's feed

Posted on: Mar 12, 2013, Source: MSNBC

A shaming campaign in New York almost defies belief.

Posted on: Jun 18, 2012, Source: Take Back the American Dream

In her speech Monday in Washington, D.C., at Take Back the American Dream, Perry explained that racism, anti-immigrant panic and the war on women all drive our politics.

Posted on: May 24, 2012, Source: The Nation

Conservative strategists have been toying with how to use race against President Obama in this year’s election. So far, they've done a poor job of it.

Posted on: Nov 21, 2011, Source: The Nation

Despite the typically explosive alchemy of race and sexuality, the details of the charges against presidential candidate Cain seem to have elicited little more than a shrug.

Posted on: Sep 27, 2011, Source: The Nation and Salon

Melissa Harris-Perry argues that we're seeing a "more subtle form of racism." But David Sirota counters that it's not racism but Obama's right-wing policies that are to blame.

Posted on: May 31, 2011, Source: The Nation

The oft-repeated sentiment that African-Americans should avoid public disagreements and settle matters internally to present a united front is just plain wrong.

Posted on: Apr 28, 2011, Source: The Nation

Many say that birtherism is just racism, but there's more than simple racial animus behind it.

Posted on: Mar 6, 2011, Source: The Nation

Women's bodies and lives are the terrain on which this conservative movement is making its stand.