This Sunday in #nerdland: how to raise a feminist and how to talk about race.
First, women pushing back against online harassment. Ashley Judd, Monica Lewinsky, and Amber Rose are only a few examples of women fighting back against an internet culture where women are regularly abused with seemingly no consequence. Our panel will discuss “slut-shaming,” gender violence, and harassment in the age of the internet. Panelists include:
- Leora Tanenbaum, author of "I Am Not a Slut: Slut-Shaming in the Age of the Internet"
- Salamishah Tillet, co-founder of A Long Walk Home
- Alicia Quarles, correspondent at E! News
- Amer Ahmed, Intercultural Center Director at Swarthmore College
- Roxane Gay, author of "Bad Feminist"
Then, #RaceTogether. There are few things we love more than some good, meaty race talk. But did Starbucks’ CEO Howard Schultz get it wrong when he charged his legion of baristas with getting customers thinking about more than whether they want whipped cream on their macchiatos? Our guests will weigh-in on Starbucks’ push for a national conversation on race.
We’ll also discuss race on college campuses—taking a look at the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity’s new diversity initiatives and the University of Virginia student who was bloodied during an arrest near the UVA campus.
And then, the album that’s garnered much praise and acclaim all week long: Kendrick Lamar’s “To Pimp A Butterfly.” What’s the role of this album, and pop culture more broadly, in furthering conversation and action on race in America?
Joining Salamishah and Amer for Race Talk:
- Wade Henderson, president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
- Whitney Dow, director/producer of "Whiteness Project"
- FM Supreme, humanitarian rap artist
All that, plus, making sense of the dollar and a sit down with young filmmakers who were invited to the White House Student Film Festival.
Be sure to read what we’ve linked above, and watch Melissa Harris-Perry Sunday at 10am ET on msnbc. Join the conversation—share your thoughts about these issues on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #nerdland.