Melissa Harris-Perry: Be ‘Super Careful’ About Saying ‘Hard Worker’ Because It Demeans Slaves’ (Video)

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MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry chastised a Latino Republican guest on her show to be “super careful” when using the phrase “hard worker” to describe WHITE Republican Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., the newly elected House GOP Speaker.  

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Why?

“Because I actually keep an image of folks working in cotton fields on my office wall,” she bragged, “because it is a reminder about what hard work really looks like.”

Caution: You may need a double dose of Excedrin to protect yourself from her brain-splitting nonsense.

Michelle Malkin had this to say:

Harris-Perry is the cable TV pioneer who broke the tastelessness barrier for feminists by wearing tampons as earrings on air in 2013. Last month, she made ignominious history again — as the race-baiting fool in an ivory tower bubble who believes the words “hard worker” are a slur against black slaves and moms who don’t have health care.

Harris-Perry should get off her bigoted high horse and get educated about how real people in the real world value, encourage, and live the principles of hard work. It has nothing to do with color lines and everything to do with character.

This truth was driven home for me during a recent trip to College of the Ozarks, proudly known as Hard Work U. The school, based near Branson, Missouri, is located in one of the most historically impoverished regions of the country. According to the college, founder and Presbyterian missionary James Forsyth found inspiration in a young boy named Benjy Cummings. Forsyth met the fourth-grader while he hunted squirrels for food. Benjy told the missionary that he was forced to drop out of school because his family could not afford to send him to Springfield to get an education.

The private, Christian, four-year College of the Ozarks was established for economically disadvantaged students; 90 percent of enrollees must demonstrate financial need. All students are required to work 15 hours a week for a campus group or institution, ranging from admissions and agriculture, to the feed mill and fruitcake and jelly kitchen, to the health clinic, hotel, weaving department, power plant and water treatment plant.

The work helps offset the entire cost of tuition and graduates leave virtually debt-free. President Jerry Davis, himself a remarkable American success story who rose from poverty in Appalachia, proudly notes that the college “carries no institutional debt” and codifies debt avoidance into the character education of the student body.

“White privilege?” That’s a cynical construct of liberal egghead elites who depend on false narratives to stoke grievances and cable TV controversy.

While I was at College of the Ozarks, I saw American kids doing the jobs that open-borders zealots and left-wing ideologues claim they never do: mowing lawns, making beds, sweeping floors and washing dishes. I heard many stories of students who were the first in their families to attend college and who embraced hard work as a matter of duty, faith and patriotism.

Unlike Ms. Harris Hyphen Perry, it never once occurred to me to rank the industriousness of the hard-working young people around me by their race.

Sweat, after all, is colorblind.

HT Radix News

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13 COMMENTS

  1. She wouldn’t know hard work or sweat if it clobbered her over the head. I know white, black, Hispanic and Asian people who work harder in one day than I bet she has in her entire life.

  2. DOES SHE REALLY BELIEVE THIS, ONE PICTURE OF SOMEONE PICKING COTTON IS NOT THE DEFINITION OF HARD WORK….A PICTURE OF AN ENTIRE FAMILY FROM THE AGE OF 5 THRU 20 PLUS THE PARENTS , REGARDLESS OF COLOR PICKING COTTON, THAT IS HARD WORK AND SAYS ALLOT ABOUT WHAT IT TOOK TO GET FOOD ON THE TABLE FOR ALL OF THEM….THIS LADY IS THE WORST KIND OF RACIST M SHE THINKS WITH ONLY ONE COLOR IN HER EYE….

  3. If she actually knew what she was talking about, she would know that whitey was picking cotton only one(1) generation earlier than mine,!! Well after the time she’s trying to speak of. I personally have done jobs most people wouldn’t dream of doing, white, black Hispanic or Asian…
    Won’t go into details here unless someone is interested.
    Yes, I’m white and PROUD OF IT!!

  4. My wife’s daddy was in the fields picking cotton as young as (2) years old. Yes he was white also. She’s probably never been close to a cotton field!
    Anyone who watches this drivel should have their heads examined!
    I just happened upon it.

  5. Now I and my family have been demeaned – by Ms. Harris-Perry. My father worked 70 hours a week until he died. My mother then worked two jobs to raise two children. We are white. I worked hard, including factory work, to get through school, and worked hard at my white collar profession for 35 years. Yes, slave labor was terribly hard, but that does not mean the rest of us are siting back and taking it easy!

  6. My husband works 2 jobs,40 hrs at the one at 5 am in the morning, then he goes too a second job, 3 days a week after his morning job till 10 pm , then he works Saturday and Sunday 8 hr shifts, so he never has and entire day off, sometimes he has too work holidays too, so don’t tell other ppl what hard work is miss priss,black ppl are not the only ones who were work hard!!!!How dare u talk down too white ppl!!!

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