Melissa Harris-Perry's Awesome 4th of July Address: Imperialism, Genocide, and Slavery

Melissa Harris-Perry is never one to mince words, so for her MSNBC show's inaugural Independence Day episode, she got right down to business. Let's, too:

“The land on which they formed this Union was stolen; the hands with which they built this nation were enslaved; the women who birthed the citizens of the nation are second class.”

Word up like Cameo. She also discussed the failings of the American dream, observing that its emphasis on materialism is a mere fraction of the freedom it takes to get there. 

Watch below, via Mediaite:

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AlterNet / By Julianne Escobedo Shepherd

Posted at July 4, 2012, 8:11am

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