Cornel West and the fundies may not like her, but I definitely have much love for 38 year old Tulane political science professor and rising intellectual superstar Melissa Harris-Perry.
She is the founding director of the Anna Julia Cooper Project on Gender, Race, and Politics in the South at Tulane and previously served on the faculties of the University of Chicago and Princeton University.
And from the bio, 'Her academic research is inspired by a desire to investigate the challenges facing contemporary black Americans and to better understand the multiple, creative ways that African Americans respond to these challenges.” She also writes for The Nation and is an MSNBC contributor and fill in host for Dr. Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O'Donnell.
Translation, the sistah got it going on to the point that MSNBC couldn't deny what she brought to the table and made her the first tenured African-American female professor to have her own national cable show.
She will definitely bring MSNBC's viewers up to speed on how African-Americans view the nation we live in from her learned perspective.
Cornel can hate on her all he wants, he still doesn't have his own TV show and she does.
I will definitely be getting my butt up later this morning to watch the Melissa Harris-Perry Show which runs from 10 AM-12 noon EST.