MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry recently apologized to Mitt Romney for cracking jokes about his black grandson. Political commentator Ann Coulter couldn’t leave well enough alone. She’s managed to poke her nose in the conversation, that she was never part of in the first place. During a banter session with conservative talk show host Sean Hannity, Coulter decried Harris-Perry’s apology and went so far as to basically say the biracial anchor is on MSNBC for appearance’s sake. “It’s particularly good having Melissa Harris-Perry of all people making fun of a black child in the Romney family as a token,” Coulter says. “What does she think she is at MSNBC?”
This writer’s question to Coulter, do you really believe Harris-Perry is on the network with an eponymous show as a symbol of diversity and not based on her qualifications? And it has nothing to do with the fact that she’s an accomplished author, professor and cultural influencer who received her B.A. in English from Wake Forest University, her Ph.D. in political science from Duke University and an honorary doctorate from Meadville Lombard Theological School?