At the Risk of Sounding Angry: On Melissa Harris-Perry’s Eloquent Rage {Crunk Feminist Collective}

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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.”  …

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Chantilly is a multicultural blogger and the creator of several online platforms for mixed race / culture families.She is also a web designer and brand strategist who helps women to create their own culturally relevant websites and blogs.
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