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'MHP' Syllabus: 12.19.15

12/18/15 09:58PM

This Saturday in #nerdland:  The war on terror and what it means to be wartime President, the mistrial in the Freddie Gray case, and the prospect for change in Baltimore’s voter turnout. This week, our special guest host, Joy Reid, will be filling in for Melissa Harris-Perry in Nerdland.We’ll start by looking at the new showdown between Bernie... read more

Why diversity in Star Wars is important

Why diversity in Star Wars is important

12/13/15 11:50AM

Along with the requisite aliens and robots, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" will feature more women and actors of color in lead roles than previous entries in the series. Glynnis MacNicol, Wesley Morris, Amaney Jamal and Charles Camosy join to discuss. watch

Ted Cruz rises in national poll

Ted Cruz rises in national poll

12/13/15 11:24AM

Much was made of the mini war of words between Ted Cruz and Donald Trump this week, but the Cruz strategy on Trump has been simple: make nice. National Republican strategist Katon Dawson join to discuss. watch

Debating Scalia's comments on affirmative...

Debating Scalia's comments on affirmative action

12/13/15 10:41AM

Affirmative action is center stage once again at the Supreme Court, with Justice Antonin Scalia's comments about the schools black students should go to. Roger Clegg from the Center for Equal Opportunity and Kenji Yoshino from the NYU School of Law join to discuss. watch

Are Rahm Emanuel's days numbered?

Are Rahm Emanuel's days numbered?

12/13/15 10:29AM

Just hours after the Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel apologized for the police shooting of Laquan McDonald, hundreds of people filled the city's streets, demanding that the mayor resign. The Chicago Tribune's Rick Pearson, Republican strategist Susan Del Perci watch

Can Rahm Emanuel hold on to power?

Can Rahm Emanuel hold on to power?

12/13/15 10:17AM

U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced that the Justice Department is opening a civil rights probe of Chicago's police department. Alderman Carlos Ramirez-Rosa, Dorian Warren, Susan Del Percio and Joy-Ann Reid join to discuss. watch

Why was media largely silent on Holtzclaw...

Why was media largely silent on Holtzclaw case?

12/13/15 10:00AM

Melissa Harris-Perry details how black women have rarely been the protagonists in the stories we tell about race, rape and the American justice system. Salamishah Tillet and Joy Reid join to discuss the guilty verdict in the Daniel Holtzclaw case. watch

'MHP' Syllabus: 12.13.15

12/12/15 06:59PM

This Sunday in #nerdland: The Holtzclaw verdict, Chicago uproar, Justice Scalia’s remarks, Trump and the GOP establishment, and Star Wars.This morning, MHP will talk about the recent guilty verdict reached in the Daniel Holtzclaw rape case and what this case tells us about the vulnerability of poor women of color.Next we’ll touch on the DOJ’s... read more

Dems intro bill for free diapers for the poor

Dems intro bill for free diapers for the poor

12/12/15 11:49AM

Safety Net programs like WIC and federal food assistant programs do not cover the cost of diapers. Founder of the Diaper Bank of North Carolina, Michelle Old, has been working to make the choice between food and diapers a little less urgent by helping families in her community. Michelle Old and Rep. Barbara Lee join Melissa Harris-Perry to... watch

US fear growing over terrorist attack

US fear growing over terrorist attack

12/12/15 11:31AM

More Americans now believe the United States is likely to see a terror attack in the coming months more than in the weeks immediately following 9/11. Assistant Professor at the University of Texas, Bethany Albertson and The Guardian’s Sabrina Siddiqui discuss the growing fear in America. watch

Obama urges Muslims to root out extremism

Obama urges Muslims to root out extremism

12/12/15 11:14AM

When President Barack Obama addressed the nation from the Oval Office, he took a moment to speak specifically about Muslim communities in America and around the world. Security expert, Mustafa Tameez, joins Melissa Harris-Perry and the panel to discuss the balancing of security and civil rights. watch

Anti-Muslim hate crimes rise in the U.S.

Anti-Muslim hate crimes rise in the U.S.

12/12/15 11:00AM

Both the Council on American Islamic Relations and the Anti-Defamation League said that there has been an increase in crimes against Muslims and those perceived to be Muslims in recent weeks. Cartoonist and Creator of Sikhtoons.com, Vishavjit Singh, the Executive Director of the Arab American Association of New York, Linda Sarsour and NYU... watch

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