Kids belong to communities according to Melissa Harris Perry
MSNBC-Melissa Harris-Perry says "kids belong to whole communities"
WASHINGTON, April 7, 2013 – Melissa Harris-Perry, an African American professor at Tulane has endorsed the concept of human ownership; by the state.
This is not the first time that Harris-Perry has offered her opinion on the value of children, referring to the fertilized egg or, zygote, as “a thing” after dramatically breaking apart a plastic model of a woman’s reproductive system.
Choosing to air what should be the story line for a horror movie, or perhaps a documentary about Hitler, Stalin or Mao Zedong, MSNBC is apparently offering their tactile approval of the “Lean Forward” spot.
“We have never invested as much in public education as we should have because we’ve always had a private notion of children, your kid is yours and totally your responsibility. We haven’t had a very collective notion of these are our children.
So part of it is we have to break through our kind of private idea that kids belong to their parents or kids belong to their families and recognize that kids belong to whole communities.
Once it’s everybody’s responsibility and not just the household’s we start making better investments.”
While I very rarely hear anyone use the term “ownership” when referring to their children, if it would be applicable in any context, it would be the parents that would fulfill that role. The claim of Ms. Harris-Perry that “kids do not belong to their parents, kids belong to whole communities”, should infuriate every American.
These are the people that are teaching our children.
This is truly one of the most disturbing things I have heard in quite some time.