Published On: Mon, Apr 8th, 2013

New MSNBC promo features Melissa Harris Perry saying kids don’t belong to parents, but whole communities VIDEO

 Narrating a new MSNBC “Lean Forward” spot, the Tulane professor laments that we in America “haven’t had a very collective notion that these are our children.” “[W]e 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 their communities,” Harris-Perry argued.

“Once it’s everybody’s responsibility and not just the households, then we start making better investments.” By “investments,” of course, Harris-Perry means things like spending “as much in public education as we should have.”

 Mark Finkelstein noted how MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry considers the unborn child a “thing” which takes a “lot of money” to “turn into a human,” costing thousands of dollars to care for each year of his/her life. Now it appears that Harris-Perry thinks that, after they’re born, children fundamentally belong to the state.

Harris-Perry holds,”[t]he cost to raise a child [is] $10,000 a year up to $20,000 a year,” and if children should be viewed as collectively “owned” by “society,” then taken to its logical extension, a woman’s choices about having a child should be informed by the economic considerations of the “community.”


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    […] made headlines recently when she asserted children not “owned” by the parents and part of the collective, […]

  2. Melissa Harris Perry says promo was ‘benign’ and stands by statement and collective’s ability to ‘impinge on individual freedoms’ - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] became the target of relentless conservative attacks for the ad and her statement “we have to break through our kind of private idea that kids belong to their parents or kids […]

  3. Michelle Malkin calls MSNBC the ‘Maoist Socialist Nutballs Broadcasting Company’ - The Global Dispatch says:

    […] program, Hannity,  guests  Michelle Malkin and Leslie Marshall and the host went into the recent “Lean Forward” clip on MSNBC, featuring host Melissa Harris-Perry’s message where she said that kids don’t to the parents, but to the “whole community”, in […]

  4. Brandon Jones says:

    So those of you who were alarmed by the ad can relax. I have no designs on taking your children. Please keep your kids! But I understand the fear.

    We do live in a nation where slaveholders took the infants from the arms of my foremothers and sold them for their own profit. We do live in a nation where the government snatched American Indian children from their families and “re-educated” them by forbidding them to speak their language and practice their traditions. – Melissa Harris Perry setting the record straight

  5. rebecca says:

    WOW!!! I am sorry, but they are MY kids! they DO belong to the parents and the families, NOT to the flippin communities!!!! however, communities DO need to invest more in our kids. FAMILIES need to invest more in our kids!!! by invest, I do not mean money. I mean, devote your time to your children. period!!!

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