As stated on Prof. Perry's web page
"Melissa Harris-Perry is professor of political science at Tulane University, where she is founding director of the Anna Julia Cooper Project on Gender, Race, and Politics in the South. She previously served on the faculties of the University of Chicago and Princeton University. 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 is also an award winning author and appears regularly on MSNBC and other media venues."
She is often a guest of Rachel Maddow, Lawrence O'Donnell and in the past Keith Olbermann. She is BRILLIANT. I attach her review of the movie "Help" about the African American maids of white women in the south at the edge of the Civil Rights movement.
I have not yet seen this film. Based on Ms. Perry's evaluation of it (link below) I may reverse my original desire to see it and simply NOT do so. I do not need any more Olympian size injustice to raise my blood pressure higher than it already is raised when I am forced to digest the racist swill that exists within the Republican Party whose candidates are predominantly white, Christian and state's rights oriented remnants of the Old Confederacy. In its infinite wisdom this nauseating party may choose as its presidential picks for 2012 those who represent this poisonous brew.
If you are going to see it I offer her review on Larry O'Donnell for your consideration.