PROGRESSIVES CAN MAKE FUN OF BLACKS: Outrage as MSNBC jokes about Romney’s adopted black grandson

Published on December 31, 2013

A Sunday episode of MSNBC’s political commentary show Melissa Harris-Perry has sparked outrage because of a segment that turned Mitt Romney’s adopted black grandson into the butt of a political joke.

Host Harris-Perry stirred the pot by displaying a giant photo of Mitt Romney’s extended family Christmas photo to a panel of liberal pundits and comedians.

‘It really sums up the diversity of the Republican party, the RNC. At the convention, they find the one black person,’ joked Dean Obeidallah, just one of the uncouth digs the group made at the expense of Kieran Romney.

Harris-Perry is herself African-American and her show often focuses on black issues. The seemingly light-hearted segment presented photos and asked panelists to ‘caption’ them them jokes and commentary.

‘One of these things is not like the others, one of these things just isn’t the same,’ said actress Pia Glenn.

For her part, Harris-Perry did not directly ridicule the baby but did quip that she looked forward to a 2040 ‘wedding between Kieran Romney and North West.’

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