This Saturday in #nerdland: Drafting in the 2016 GOP Field, the devastating toll of mass incarceration, and a closer look at the Black Lives Matter movement’s generation gap
We start our show with a super-charged morning as Melissa explains drafting in NASCAR and how it is representative of a tactic used by some 2016 GOP contenders.
Then we’ll talk to Ta-Nehisi Coates, national correspondent for the Atlantic,about his epic article on mass incarceration, its effects on the American family, and the political consensus around criminal justice reform.
We’ll also be talking about Carly Fiorina’s stand out debate performance and how her strategy differs from the rest of the GOP pack.
Joining our Saturday morning conversation will be:
- Rep. Barbara Lee, (D) California
- E.J. Dionne, Washington Post Columnist, MSNBC Contributor
- Wade Henderson, President and CEO, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
- Marc Mauer, Executive Director of The Sentencing Project
- Ta-Nehisi Coates, National Correspondent for The Atlantic and Author, "Between the World and Me"
- Derwyn Bunton, Chief Defender, Orleans Parish
- Michelle Bernard, President, Bernard Center for Women, Politics and Public Policy
To prep for our discussions, feel free to check out:
- The Black Family in the Age of Mass Incarceration
- Former inmates: Incarceration makes economic stability nearly impossible for our families
- Carly Fiorina’s Discipline and Other Takeaways From the CNN Debate
- #NPRreads: Ta-Nehisi Coates' Latest Essay
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.