I'm So Used To TV Personalities Making Excuses For Offensive Segments That I Didn't Expect This

Don't you hate it when someone you respect acts in a way that seems to go against who you thought they were? Me too.

I've watched Melissa Harris-Perry's program for a quite a while, and I was genuinely surprised and somewhat disappointed when the commentary on a recent show turned to mocking a family that was partly formed through transracial adoption, just as mine was. It happened to be a political family, but that doesn't change anything. Harris-Perry didn't make the disparaging remarks, but she did laugh along with the commentators, and she didn't speak up. (You can watch the original clip; it's linked right below the video here.)

This kind of apology — you know, a real one — is what we should see when someone makes a mistake. 'Cause we're all human, and humans mess up.

You can also watch the original clip, for which she apologized.

Flash Video Embed

This video is not supported by your device. Continue browsing to find other stuff you'll love!

In case you were wondering what matters to us, it's your privacy. Read our updated privacy policy.

Hey, Internet Friend. Looks like you're using a crazy old web browser, which is no longer supported. Please consider upgrading to something more modern—for a better experience, and a safer time online. We only want the best for you.

Download Google Chrome, and try it for a week. Don't think about it, just do it. You'll thank us later.