Melissa Harris-Perry

Melissa Harris-Perry

We have never invested as much in public education as we should have because we've always had a private notion of children. Your kid is yours and totally your responsibility. We haven't had a very collective notion of these are our children. So part of it is we have to break through our kind of private idea that kids belong to their parents or kids belong to their families and recognize that kids belong to whole communities.More Melissa Harris-Perry quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Drink lots of water, and nap. I've made some really big messes along the way, whether on the academic side or on the media side. It hasn't been a straight path. But a lot of those mess-ups have led to opportunities, so I guess I'd say be fearless, and keep bottled water with you, so you don't dehydrate.More Melissa Harris-Perry quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
We were looking for the Rick Perries, the Scott Walkers, the Bobby Jindals, all to probably still be on the stage.They`re all gone and [Donald] Trump has sucked the oxygen out of race and made it a national race courtesy a little bit of NBC making him a celebrity, second of all, just his personality.More Melissa Harris-Perry quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Then President [Barack] Obama went on to argue that a citizen`s Second Amendment rights can be restricted without being infringed, just like any other rights. There are limits on your free speech and on your right to privacy. But he also made another nuanced Constitutional argument, that the rights enshrined in the Second Amendment must be balanced alongside the others rights guaranteed by the Constitution.More Melissa Harris-Perry quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The problem is that many of our policymakers want to base sweeping laws on those feelings.More Melissa Harris-Perry quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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