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What do toys teach kids about gender roles?

What do toys teach kids about gender roles?

12/14/14 10:14AM

Elizabeth Sweet, Lise Eliot, Byron Hurt, Sabrina Thomas and Marissa Dibartolo discuss how toys are arguably more divided by gender now than they were 50 years ago and what these toys are teaching kids about gender roles. watch

The consumption economy of toys

The consumption economy of toys

12/14/14 10:00AM

In an economy of stagnant wages and financial insecurity, can parents give their kids the joy of their favorite toy without breaking the budget and giving into the madness of the latest fad? Byron Hurt, Sabrina Thomas and Marissa Dibartolo join to discuss watch

The December 14 'MHP' Syllabus

12/13/14 06:01PM

It’s the holiday season— A time for family, celebration, gifts, and if you have children in your life, toys. Lots and lots of toys. We've been asking all of you in #nerdland to tweet us pictures of your favorites, and on Sunday’s show we are taking a look at toys and their economic and social implications. read more

'Growing pains' of a movement

'Growing pains' of a movement

12/13/14 11:42AM

Protesters line up for the "Justice for All" demonstration in DC Saturday. Msnbc reporter Trymaine Lee joins Melissa Harris-Perry to talk about how the activism stemming from the Ferguson protests is shaping the movement against police brutality in... watch

Should it matter if torture is effective?

Should it matter if torture is effective?

12/13/14 11:00AM

The debate on how the U.S. treats suspected terrorists has often come down to this question: Do enhanced interrogation techniques work? And if torture is morally and legally wrong, should it matter if it works? Earl Catagnus Jr., Dr. Sandeep Jauhar,... watch

March against police violence underway in DC

March against police violence underway in DC

12/13/14 10:44AM

Trymaine Lee reports from the march against police violence in Washington, DC. Frances Fox Piven, Vince Warren, Barbara Smith and Carmen Perez talk about the effectiveness of the protest strategies being used by activists in the demonstrations against... watch

LGBT activists gear up the next battle

LGBT activists gear up the next battle

12/13/14 10:33AM

As the racial justice movement to end police violence continues to gain momentum, the LGBT rights movement has turned its attention to a new front in the fight for LGBT equality. Frances Fox Piven, Vince Warren, Barbara Smith and Carmen Perez join to... watch

What it takes to build a movement

What it takes to build a movement

12/13/14 10:16AM

Frances Fox Piven, Vince Warren, Barbara Smith and Carmen Perez talks about what it takes to build a sustainable movement and the role of police in galvanizing the energy of protesters in a movement. watch

One protest, two results

Two protesters arrested, with two different results

12/13/14 09:59AM

Melissa Harris-Perry talks about how the struggle of the civil rights movement in 1965 mirrors the movement that has sprung up from the protests in Ferguson following the shooting of Michael Brown. Then, Rev. Shawn Torres and Benjamin Perry describe... watch

The December 13 'MHP' Syllabus

12/12/14 06:36PM

The struggle continues and the protesters persist. It’s been more than two weeks since a grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown; it’s been more than 9 days since the same outcome was reached for a New York police officer responsible for the choking death of Eric Garner. read more

The December 13 'MHP' Syllabus

12/12/14 06:36PM

The struggle continues and the protesters persist. It’s been more than two weeks since a grand jury decided not to indict Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown; it’s been more than 9 days since the same outcome was reached for a New York police officer responsible for the choking death of Eric Garner. read more

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