MSNBC's Harris-Perry Apologizes For Mocking Mitt Romney Over Black Grandchild



Fox News reported:
MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry apologized this morning amid a growing media storm over the way she and her guests made fun of Mitt Romney's adopted grandchild -- who happens to be black.

On her weekend show, the African-American host and her panelists started laughing almost immediately in the segment, in a way that made me cringe. The object of their derision, cloaked as it was in pointed humor? A Romney family photo, with the grandchild perched on Romney's knee.

Harris-Perry kept cooing about how the baby was cute. The real target, for her and the guests, was Mitt. As in, isn't it funny that this white Mormon with a white family would find among his clan a black baby.

Maybe it was supposed to be okay because the host is African-American. But I think the segment took a horribly wrong turn. Harris-Perry apologized on Twitter, shortly after a demand by Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus that she do so for her "disgusting" comments. 



Here is the segment from Melissa Harris Perry's show on MSNBC. The entire panels has a good laugh at Romney here