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Rhonda Lee spoke with Melissa Harris-Perry and Thomas Roberts on msnbc, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012

Comments on her 'ethnic' hair should've been a teachable moment

12/13/12 07:58PM

Insisting that she was unaware of any station policy forbidding her to respond to viewer comments on social media, former KTBS meteorologist Rhonda Lee spoke out on msnbc about her firing. As we wrote on Wednesday, Lee, an African-American, was removed after responding to two separate viewer comments on the Shreveport, Louisiana, ABC affiliate&... read more

In this screenshort taken from CNN, meteorologist Rhonda Lee reacts after KTBS TV station fired her after she replied to viewer criticism of her natural hairstyle.

Meteorologist fired after defending her 'ethnic' hair

12/12/12 05:34PM

KTBS meteorologist Rhonda Lee was fired last month from her job at ABC's Shreveport, Louisiana affiliate--a position she had held for almost a year. It was not for anything she said on-air, or in the newsroom. It was for responding to viewer comments online regarding her hair, comments such as these from a viewer identified as Emmitt... read more

Genuine advocacy, or just pretend?

Genuine advocacy, or just pretend?

12/08/12 07:00PM

Sudhir Venkatesh, professor of sociology at Columbia University, joins to talk about the great pretenders - the advocates who make a show of bringing issues to the limelight while also running the risk of appearing inauthentic. watch

Will states turn down health insurance...

Will states turn down health insurance exchanges?

12/08/12 07:00PM

New York University professor Kenji Yoshino, Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md., Demos fellow Bob Herbert, and Jay Angoff, former director at the Department of health and Human Services, join Melissa Harris-Perry to talk about the health care exchange options... watch

When it's more than just pretend

When it's more than just pretend

12/08/12 07:00PM

Melissa Harris-Perry and her guests talk about how advocates of issues run the risk of appearing inauthentic in their attempts to bring those issues to the limelight. But is it worth it? watch


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