Melissa Harris-Perry and the Power of a Picture October 29, 2015Posted by geoff in News.
Melissa Harris-Perry, a devout member of the Church of Perpetual Umbrage, generously lectured a guest about “hard work”:
Harris-Perry told a guest to be “super careful when we use the language ‘hard worker.’ Because I actually keep an image of folks working in cotton fields on my office wall, because it is a reminder about what hard work looks like.”
You know, Ms. Harris-Perry, most of us who hold down jobs don’t need to be reminded of what hard work looks like. We may not labor in cotton fields, but I guarantee you we work harder than you’ve ever conceived of working in your pampered, sheltered life.
Maybe I should lecture Ms. Harris-Perry on the difficulties minorities face, since I have as much personal familiarity with that as she does with hard work. Of course, to be properly credentialed, I’d have to hang an appropriate picture in my office. That’s apparently all it takes to speak as an authority on a subject.