This Sunday on MHP, we’ll continue with the latest news out of Washington and Iraq. If you watched our show on Saturday you saw President Obama address the nation about American involvement in the region before he departed with his family for his August vacation. If you missed our show on Saturday, first, it’s OK -- watch it here. Second, here are the highlights:
- United States airstrikes in Iraq have been successful, so far
- The U.S. could be involved for months
- President Obama had harsh words for his critics
A response to suit to overturn tenure lawsAug. 5, 2014
Host Melissa Harris-Perry will analyze the president’s remarks and bring you updates at 10am ET on Sunday.
Then, teachers are battling for job security from California to New York, and their struggle has become a battle for the soul of the Democratic Party. Our host will talk to central players on both sides of this fight, with education reformer Derrell Bradford, whose organization is part of the latest lawsuit to roll back teacher tenure in New York, and Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation for Teachers. Read up before the show to see if you are for rolling back or against rolling back due process for teachers in the workplace.
GOPer doubles down on 'war on whites' claimAug. 5, 2014
Also, you may have heard the tape of Congressman Mo Brooks (R-AL) espousing his belief that there is a “war on whites” in America. That line made Rep. Brooks an easy target for progressive outrage this week, but Melissa will dissect his full comments and take a look at what they mean in the broader context of changing attitudes about race in America. True #nerdlanders will want to read in on this issue with a look at:
- The distribution of wealth in America
- Different manifestations of racial prejudice
- The truth about how educated people view race
To find out what those things have to do with each other, tune in on Sunday.
All that, plus, we’ll have an interview with Indiana Fever coach and Women's Basketball Hall of Famer Lin Dunn about women in professional sports and the recent hiring of Becky Hammon as the first female full-time assistant coach in the NBA.
Be sure to read what we’ve linked above, and watch Melissa Harris-Perry Sunday at 10am ET on msnbc! Also, don’t forget to join us on Facebook and Twitter with the hashtag #nerdland.