Melissa Harris-Perry is back in #nerdland!
So now we’re talking about moms are we? Ok – let’s see why.
According to a report from Politico.com, on Wednesday evening Rudy Giuliani said:
“I do not believe, and I know this is a horrible thing to say, but I do not believe that the president loves America. He doesn’t love you. And he doesn’t love me. He wasn’t brought up the way you were brought up and I was brought up through love of this country.”
As you might expect, the remarks came under fire. Instead of issuing an apology, the former Mayor of New York City offered more: “It has nothing to do with race … he was brought up, by the way, by a White mother and White grandparents.” Guests for a little “mom talk” include:
- Janny Scott, author of “A Singular Woman: The Untold Story of Barack Obama’s Mother”
- Jim Arkedis, co-author of “Political Mercenaries: The Inside Story of How Fundraisers Allowed Billionaires to Take Over Politics”
- Jamal Simmons, Democratic consultant, The Raben Group
- Christina Bellantoni, editor-in-chief of “Roll Call”
Check out these related reads:
- Who is Black? One Nation’s Definition
- How Slavery Affected: African American Families
- Plessy V. Ferguson
- 1877 - 1965: The Struggle for Civil Rights
Then, the ongoing battle over immigration reform. After Congress failed to pass a comprehensive immigration reform bill, President Obama decided to take executive action and provide temporary deportation relief to millions of undocumented immigrants. But on Monday, a federal judge in Texas blocked the President’s executive actions – putting the program on hold just before immigration officials were going to start accepting applications. The judge said that the President and the Department of Homeland Security had stepped far out of bounds. Jamal Simmons will be joined by the following guests to discuss the judge’s decision, the potential political fallout from Latino voters and more:
- Adam Cox, professor of Law at New York Univesity
- Cesar Vargas, co-director of Dream Action Coalition
- Sayu Bhojwani, founding director of the New American Leaders Project
And, Black Girls Matter. Did you know that Black girls are more likely to be suspended than Black boys? The U.S. Department of Education revealed that Black girls were six times more likely to be suspended than their White peers. Black boys receive the punishment three times as often. A new study highlights this discrepancy and the implications it holds. Kimberle Crenshaw joins us to discuss her new report “Black Girls Matter: Pushed Out, Overpoliced and Underprotected.”
All that, plus, Ilyasah Shabazz joins us to discuss the legacy of her father Malcolm X and her new novel “X.”
Be sure to read what we’ve linked above, and watch Melissa Harris-Perry Saturday at 10am ET on msnbc. Join the conversation—share your thoughts about these issues on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #nerdland.