On Melissa Harris-Perry’s Eloquent Rage
The internets were all abuzz over the weekend sharing clips of our collective Black feminist shero Melissa Harris-Perry’s Saturday morning show. During the show, she lost her cool with panelist Monica Mehta, a conservative financial expert, who represented every unthoughtful mythic thing that I’ve come to believe a person has to believe in order to be a member of today’s racist Republican Party.
After I posted the clip to my FB page, a former student of mine, simply commented that this was an example of “eloquent rage.” She knew I would get the reference, because the first time she ever used it was in reference to me, and my impassioned style of teaching students about the politics of race, class, and gender. My first reaction to being characterized in this way was denial. “I’m not angry,” I told her. “I’m passionate.” And then she looked at me with a tell-tale knowing honesty and said simply, “You know you’re angry, Brittney.” …
Continue reading on Crunk Feminist Collective »
Latest posts by Chantilly Patiño (see all)
- Britax Booster Seats Top Ranked for Safety + GIVEAWAY! #BritaxBestBet - December 23, 2014
- This is what it takes to avoid catcalling - December 6, 2014
- September Instagram Gallery - October 16, 2014