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Professor: Melissa Harris-Perry Target of Fake, Right-Wing Outrage

Via Examiner.com:

Assistant Professor Brittney Cooper wrote an article for Salon magazine (Tuesday) claiming that Melissa Harris-Perry was right to apologize for mocking Mitt Romney’s black grandchild, but she was still the target of “faux-outrage on the right.”

Cooper said: “What costs white folks a slap on the wrist, or a mildly disapproving look, costs black people our dignity.”

The Rutgers professor said in her article titled, “White supremacy wins again: Melissa Harris Perry and the racial false equivalence,” that Harris-Perry was “an unfair target, left at the mercy of the right’s utter dishonesty on questions of race.”

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