Statement of James Landrith on Melissa Harris-Perry’s Mockery of Kieran Romney

Statement of James Landrith on Melissa Harris-Perry's Mockery of Kieran Romney
Editor and Publisher
The Multiracial Activist

I am neither conservative, nor liberal, neither Republican, nor Democrat.  I am my own man.  I answer to no party. As a writer and publisher, I've taken on Republicans and Democrats equally when they've gone too far.  I am not beholden to either of the dominant political beasts in American society.  I prefer it that way.

As the publisher of The Multiracial Activist, I have spoken out against many organizations and individuals for bigoted and hateful behaviour toward interracial relationships, multiracial individuals and racially blended families by marriage or adoption.  Over the years, I've called out the likes of Trent Lott, Robert Byrd, George Allen, the Council of Conservative Citizens, Matt Hale and his World Church of the Creator and even Harold McDougall of the NAACP (for openly bullying a biracial child in a Congressional Hearing), among others.

I even took on fundamentalist Christian racism when I waged a media war with Bob Jones University, eventually resulting in the overturn of their ban on interracial relationships.  I spoke out strongly and swiftly against hate crime attacks and unlawful detentions of Arabs and Muslims following the attacks on September 11, 2001.  For all of that, I endured death threats, denial of service attacks on my website properties and countless character assasinations by extremists, racists, racialists and domestic terrorists.  I make no apologies.  I don't regret doing any of it.  They all deserved the negative attention they received, even when I was receving friendly fire by those who favor political labels over integrity and racial tolerance.

Today, Melissa Harris-Perry and her panel has drawn my disgust and ire.  On Sunday, Melissa Harris-Perry and her panelists took potshots at the son of Mitt Romney and his adopted, black son.  It was pathetic, ridiculous and immature.  It was also the type of behavior I would have called out from a conservative talk show host.  Harris-Perry does not get a break for being a woman of color, nor for being a Democrat.  There is no excuse for her behavior, nor that of her panelists.

So, in keeping with my own beliefs and the long track record of The Multiracial Activist, I hereby demand an apology from Harris-Perry and her panelists and expect MSNBC to take punitive action against the host and panelists involved.  

Children are not political pawns and this behavior is completely inexcusable.

Ms. Harris-Perry, like Trent Lott and George Allen before you, I am disgusted by your behavior and find your use of a child for racialist, political purposes to be callous and abhorrent.

You should be ashamed.

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