MSNBC Host Melissa Harris-Perry Apologizes for Attack on Mitt Romney’s Adopted Black Grandson

Leslie Larson, NY Daily News, December 31, 2013

MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry apologized Tuesday for openly mocking Mitt Romney’s black adopted grandson, after Sarah Palin led the chorus of conservatives who criticized the cable news host.

The Romney family Christmas card was among the items featured in the “Nerdland plays Caption That!” segment on the cable news show Sunday.

In the photo, the former Republican presidential candidate and his wife Ann, who are both white, sit in the center of their 22 grandchildren. Nestled on Mitt’s knee is one toddler grandson and on his other knee he holds baby Kieran James, the adopted infant son of Mitt’s son, Ben, and his wife, Andelyne. His adoption was announced in September.



After the image flashed on the screen during the show, actress Pia Glenn broke out in song, singing, “One of these things is not like the others, one of these things just isn’t the same.”


Daily Beast’s Dean Obeidallah, also on the panel, chimed in that he thought the photo was “great.”

“It really sums up the diversity of the Republican Party and the RNC, where they have the whole convention and they find the one black person.”

The host called the baby “gorgeous” and revealed her pipe dream for 2040 would be the wedding between Kieran Romney and North West, the infant daughter of rapper Kanye West and celebutante Kim Kardashian.


Calling the segment “holy (sic) unbelievable,” Palin praised Romney for “embracing the spirit of adoption” with the addition of their new family member. Slamming the “lamestream media” for the prejudice, Palin said, “This latest attack from the Left is despicable,” in a Facebook posting to her 3.9 million followers.

Palin published her reproach early Tuesday morning and hours later, Harris-Perry tweeted to “apologize to the Romney family for hurting them.”

“I am sorry. Without reservation or qualification,” she tweeted.

At noon Tuesday, the news host posted an official apology to her show’s website.

“On Sunday’s program, we showed a photo of Governor Romney holding his adopted grandson, who is African-American. The intent of featuring the photo was to celebrate it—I often speak to the issue of the increasingly diverse American family.

“Whatever the intent, the segment proceeded in an unexpected way that was offensive. Without reservation or qualification, I apologize to the Romney family and to all families built on loving transracial adoptions,” the statement said.

Obeidallah also published a blog posting to commend the Romney family for the adoption and apologize for his remark.


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  • Frank_DeScushin

    This is why white people shouldn’t adopt black children or try too hard not to appear racist. You’re damned if you do and damned if you don’t in black eyes.

    • sbuffalonative

      Exactly. It doesn’t matter what a white person does because they will lose either way. Ignore black children in need of a home, you’re a racist. Adapt a black child and it’s nothing but a PR stunt or you’re depriving the child of their black rich cultural heritage.
      Ms. Harris-Perry and all the people at MSNCB love throwing bombs and not surprisingly there’s very little fallout.

      • louisrr

        Yeah right. Look at that photo and tell me that black kid is not going to be F’ed up by the time he is 18.

    • John Smith


      No matter what you do or say…or what you don’t do or don’t say – YOU SIMPLY CANNOT WIN WITH BLACKS.

      I’ll throw in this disclaimer so John Engleman doesn’t quibble or split hairs – there are some good blacks and some bad whites.

      So back to the real world – Collectively, as a whole, we cannot co-exist with blacks (or other non-whites) in this country. We are incompatible and this will never change.

      • Jack Burton

        “No matter what you do or say…or what you don’t do or don’t say – YOU SIMPLY CANNOT WIN WITH BLACKS.”

        That is a sign of aggression. They are telling you you’re stupid, we’re enemies, don’t you get it? Most Whites don’t get it, they’re really that f’n stupid.

        • louisrr

          You cannot win with ignorant white trash either.
          Lose-lose, hey?

    • Jack Burton

      Of course, because they don’t simply want inclusion. That’s a very naive understanding of liberals and non-Whites. They want domination and ultimately they want the extinction of Whites.

      There are other negatives besides the political agenda. There are plenty of studies that show that interracial adoption is psychologically harmful to non-Whites. They’ve made documentaries that show non-Whites crying from the psychic trauma, that as a child they didn’t even realize they were non-White. As their cognition and self-perception advanced with age and when they recognized that they are not White and different from their parents, they were devastated and it still haunts them.

      Everyone has a natural desire to know and have a relationship with their biological parents.

      Little Kieran will grow up to resent his White family.

    • OhWow

      EXACTLY. Same with black crime. People in the ghetto demand more police presence. They get it, then they cry racism and brutality. Always damned if you do and damned if you don’t by the left. Black Republican candidate? He’s just there to be the token black guy and appear not racist! White candidate? The Republican party has no diversity!

      • louisrr

        More and better paying jobs, fewer ghettos…less crime, less need for police?
        Same in white trash areas too?

    • pcmustgo

      Yeah, they often accuse whites who have black friends or have tried to in the past of just doing it “not to appear racist”, instead of out of genuine spirit of openness and fairness on the part of the white. Always demonizing whites.

      • louisrr

        Yeah and white women often go out of their way to “not appear racist” (if you know what I mean?)”

  • Manaphy

    If for some reason you feel the urge to adopt, please do adopt a white baby. Our race shouldn’t be helping advance other races.

    • Jack Burton

      Sharon Stone adopted White children, and not just White, but all blond and blue-eyed, that’s a sin to anti-White liberals.

      In an interview with Larry King he asked her why she adopted White children, as if that is even a legitimate question and she sternly stated “because that’s my heritage, Larry!” That’s right, STFU you stupid, old Jew.

      • Anglo

        Good for Sharon! I knew I liked her for some reason, and she’s a good actress too.

        • Jack Burton

          She’s excellent at playing beautiful, crazy, narcissistic females, the type I’m very acquainted with.

      • louisrr

        And Sharon Stone was married to a Jew when she adopted you idiot.

    • Laura Dilworth

      i think there’s a long waiting list for white babies and it’s alot more expensive. just sayin’

      • IstvanIN

        The Romney’s have no shortage of money. His son is a doctor. The son and his wife have already proven they can have their own natural children, they have a daughter, I believe. Even if they couldn’t have another child naturally there are tons of fertility treatments and even surrogacy to that they could have their own genetic child. Not to mention, of course, adopting a white child. The couple is young, they could certainly afford to wait. And what adoption agency would be them at the bottom of the list?

        This is just insanity if not a political move.

        • Lt_Greyman_NVA

          Out there, somewhere, a White child didn’t get adopted into this beautiful family because a niglet was needy.

          • louisrr

            And some white trash spawned for filth.

      • louisrr

        Tell that to all your white brethren adopting Asians. “They too should advance the white race”
        Whatever the F that means.

        • Laura Dilworth


    • louisrr

      “Our race?” What Polish?

  • Extropico

    Well, Mitt’s cynical adoption ploy sure impressed the anti-Whites didn’t it!

    • IstvanIN

      Kieran James, the adopted infant son of Mitt’s son, Ben, and his wife, Andelyne.
      Not Mitt’s, his son’s.

      • Xerxes22

        I’ll bet his son cleared it with dad first. Mormon families are very patriarchial.

    • bilderbuster

      Now there’s two RINO’s in the family.
      Gramps is a Republican In Name Only & Kieran is a Romney In Name Only.

  • Oh boy, Mitt Romney just got a new fashion accessory.

  • Luca

    White, Christian, heterosexual. male. Damned if you do and damned if you don’t.

    So I say, “Don’t”.

  • bigone4u

    I think family portraits that feature the family dog are much more attractive than photo ops that feature a Negro adoptee. Romney put the family dog on the roof of the station wagon, remember? Maybe the adoptee will go up there too to keep the dog company.

  • Spartacus

    He’s a race-traitor, and he should be killed.

  • Katherine McChesney

    Why is that black wearing pink clothing? Is he a crossdresser?

    • He’s just on the “down low”.

  • Anglo

    I’m glad now that Mitt didn’t win the presidency. He has allowed his children to pervert their White European heritage and their family.

    • Jack Burton

      It’s really a disgraceful display of just how far White politicians are willing to go to win votes. Ultimately it’s meaningless as well, no one really cares that he did that. If anything leftists just see it as a weakness to exploit.

      Liberals and non-Whites don’t merely want inclusion, this is the mistake people make. They want domination. Mitt would have to have half or more of his family being black to receive any approval. This is why they like De Blasio, he went all in, his wife and children are all black, he has no White offspring, it’s a symbol of the death of whiteness.

    • louisrr

      Romney’s father was born in Mexico. There are quite a number of Romney kin who are part Mexican. Did you know that?

      • Anglo

        Yes, I do know Mitt Romney’s father was born in Mexico. The Romney family came to America from England after converting to Mormonism. His great grandfather fled to Mexico to practice polygamy due to the anti-polygamy act passed by Congress circa 1880’s. He had 3 wives. It wouldn’t surprise me that some of Romney’s kin are Mexican. The more I learned about Romney, the less I liked him, but I still thought he would be better (or anything better) than that Mulatto-in-Chief. What a sorry state-of-affairs we have in this country.

  • Puggg

    Mormons are really bad about the “fashion accessories.” It’s as if they’re trying to “atone” for the “sins” pre-1978.

    • NordicHeritage

      Well their religion is quite quacky in and of itself.

  • The Official Hollywood Handbag.

    • So CAL Snowman

      Homo Africanus – by Prada

  • Rhialto

    I am reminded of people who “adopt” baby chimpanzees. They are cute and lovable until they get to be about 5 years old. At which time, they cease being cute and lovable, and often become unpredictable and dangerous.

    If Romney wants to help infant Blacks, a much much better way would be to subsidize their adoption by responsible intelligent Black couples.

    • Responsible intelligent black couples that want to adopt a 70 IQ african or an <85 IQ American crack baby? Good luck.

    • Keep Honkin, I’m Reloading

      News flash… Cliff and Claire Huxstabal don’t exist.

      • Jack Burton

        Many of those actors are racially mixed as well, so even racially speaking that is not a typical black family.

    • bilderbuster

      Both of the Black couples you mentioned already have full homes.

  • IstvanIN

    On the radio Ann Coulter, who said she can’t stand kids, gushed on and on about how cute and adorable and precious Mitt’s grandbuck was. Looks surly to me.

    • Pro_Whitey

      I agree. Perhaps we should heed the aphorism “De gustibus non disputandum est.” According to my gustibus, that kid is fugly. And way out of place. Bad move by Mitt’s people.

    • NordicHeritage

      People forget that all these big media types are in the tank for the pc garbage. Old ann dated bill maher a few years back if I remember correctly.

  • Bon, From the Land of Babble

    Harris-Perry was associate professor at the Center for African American Studies at Princeton University and left in 2011 after being denied a full professorship because of ‘questions about her work and an assessment of where she is’ in her career.

    Which makes her a perfect host for the likes of MSNBCCCP

    Melissa Harris-Perry and her panel of five ridiculed Mitt Romney’s black grandchild as something ‘that’s not like the others.’

    She said the exact same thing about Sandra Bullock, Madonna and Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie when they adopted black babies, right?

    Yeah, Melissa, better that unwanted baby be raised on welfare and abused by a single, crack-addicted mother so he can grow up to play the knockout game against Whites, riot at the local multiplex or be gunned down in the streets by his homies.

    An empty apology coming from this disgusting racist is meaningless and unacceptable.

    Why do these 1/2 blacks always have to militantly prove how black and anti-White they are?

    She should be suspended like Martin Bashir, but she’ll get away with it because she is a black lefty communist.

    The Communist Party USA and the Democratic Socialists of America don’t see what the big deal is when it comes to MSNBC Host’s Melissa Harris-Perry’s latest 30-second spot advocating for society to move beyond its ‘private idea’ of kids belonging to parents and families and to the notion that they belong to ‘whole communities.’

    No wonder MSNBC is in the sewer.

    • Katherine McChesney

      Melissa’s dreads are always too tight. They interfere with her thinking and reasoning.

      • louisrr

        Dr, Perry vs. racist, uneducated, moron.

    • Luke Warmwater

      Maybe the professor has the same research techniques as His Holiness M.L. King. For them to deny promotion to a black luminary of her renown they must know something they ain’t telling the public.

  • CoweringCoward

    I now don’t just dislike Romney, I hate him.

  • John_HD

    On Sunday’s program, we showed a photo of Governor Romney holding his adopted grandson, who is African-American. The intent of featuring the photo was to celebrate it

    What an absurd lie. Of course the intent of showing the photo was to ridicule it (which I don’t really care about.) Their racism doesn’t bother me. It’s the naked hypocrisy that does.

    • John Frum

      Won’t be hard figuring out who the black sheep of that family is.

  • bilderbuster

    If Obama had a son he’d look like Kieran.
    Right down to the pink gown.

  • bilderbuster

    If Obama had a son he would look like Kieran (pink gown included).

  • Keep Honkin, I’m Reloading

    Photo is the proverbial turd in the punchbowl.

  • Andy

    Why is the little boy dressed in pink?

    Those Romney grandkids are adorable. Hope some of them grow up to be reactionaries.

  • Bardon Kaldian

    MHP is despicable, but she’s also right on this issue. Romney jr., Brangelina, Bullock,… they’re all pathetic & repulsive in their transracial pop-charity games.

    • NordicHeritage

      It’s black baby from tmz.

    • Max Krakah

      I’m waiting for the first celebrity to do a trans racial, trans gender adoption! This would require the adoption of a child of another race that has had it’s gender changed.

      • IstvanIN

        Sort of like a black olive with the pimento removed?

    • louisrr

      Kaldian? Hmmm ARMENIAN, tatar, trash. Since when did you have a claim on “whiteness” you deluded slav.

  • celtic.cleric

    Madonna recently revealed she was raped in NYC as a youngster. Wonder who the perp was. Could be wrong but might be African. ..

  • Vito Powers

    for what it’s worth, there should be an organized boycott of MSNBC’s sponsors. Unfortunately, we would have to watch the network to find out who the sponsors are, but I think it would be worth it. This is the same network that canned Pat Buchanan for his book “Death of a Superpower”, yet the same management allows Sharpton and Harris to sprew anti-white BS.

    • Funny thing about that. By the time MSNBC hired him, PJB had already written a number of books touting the same themes. I think that MSNBC was just fishing for an excuse to fire him.

      We saw a similar thing in Hank Williams Jr and his song no longer being used as the MNF theme. The reason Disney brass gave for that was because of his pro-South song. Except he released that song before he was hired to do the MNF theme.

  • Kenner

    Vehemently anti-white Melissa Harris-Perry’s mother is white. No one does a better job of raising black racists than leftist white women.

    • Katherine McChesney

      Halle Berry’s mother is White.

      • Brian

        I remember when HB got the award; her white mother was in the audience, her black father nowhere to be seen. Yet her whole speech was about ‘the proud accomplishments of people of color and their struggle’. Kind of like Obama’s book ‘Dreams From My Polygamous Sperm Donor Who Abandoned Me’.

  • Max Krakah

    See, they are already disciplining the child! See how close they are to the WATER with it? Rockfish anyone?

  • Xerxes22

    I heard that Ann is a carpet muncher. I don’t know if the rumour is true or false. I doubt she is a mudshark.

  • WR_the_realist

    MSNBC is the most anti-white part of the mass media, and that says a lot. The entire staff of MSNBC should apologize for existing.

  • Anna Tree

    The journalist lamented why nobody came to her rescue about her right of free speech like they did for Duck Dynasty (never letting an opportunity to point to a white privilege I supposed). Indeed, it IS about free speech and just stating the truth, that the black baby is weird in that big all blond family, but it is
    funny that now even the Orwellian thought police is being policed and
    maybe even threaten with re-education camps: now even the
    anti-racist-code-word-for-anti-white “soldiers” are accused of racism

  • Dalliance

    “‘The intent of featuring the photo was to celebrate it—I often speak to the issue of the increasingly diverse American family.'”

    I would just point out the liberal lie here (liberals invert truth or bury things in euphemisms and hence stand against the Word, which is reason or truth). The lie here is that diversity as they use it means diversity. What they really mean and want is combination, which is its opposite (granted there may remain, in some sense, a “diverse” flavor but only for as long as the dish lasts, which is to say before a diverse group blends itself out). Diversity is of the spice rack, as behind strong borders (hence the great pleasure and privilege that used to be in travel). Combination is what you get when you erase borders and attempt to make a soup. Liberals swim in a sea of inverted truths or euphemistic lies like this one, praising themselves for their imagined knowledge and pasting it all about with sentimentality (the preferred food of demons, by the way). Get a liberal to once ever use language correctly without screaming and it will have been the equivalent of an exorcism.

  • Seek

    Few things infuriate me more than some Tea Party-style “conservative” trying to out do the Left at their own game, praising the poor, darling oppressed blacks. By arguing blacks are victims — of something called “liberal racism” — they are accepting the main premise of the Left without even knowing it. Anthropologists call this phenomenon “competitive altruism.” And it’s a true ticket for defeat. Blacks will never be swayed by it. All that effort gone for naught!

  • Pat

    This sickens me. I’ve never seen a black apologise. The first time I see it happen I actually agree with the black. It’s a p.r. thing. He wanted to score points, it back fired. The last thing i want to see is some benetton family commercial.

  • louisrr

    Worthless trash on this site.

    • Who Me?

      I suppose you are referring to the comments? Well, nobody said you had to stick around and read, but at least you have read a little truth to take on your deluded way. I hope you are young enough to remember this when your happy little liberal world blows up and bites you in the rear–and, oh yes, it will. It will.

  • louisrr

    I have heard about a few “Maxes” turning out to be gay too?

  • gregCall

    Well said, anyone dreaming that the Republicans are going to do anything to change the direction this country is heading is simply delusional.

    Republicans simply pay lip service to their conservative and/or religious base and then go on to betray them every time.

    No party will ever even suggest they are in any way working for white interests, and none do.

  • Brian

    I wonder how much of the family fortune will be spent quietly paying people off to hide the legal troubles and pay for high-end rehab later on.

  • Who Me?

    “Yeah, Melissa, better that unwanted baby be raised on welfare and abused by a single, crack-addicted mother so he can grow up to play the knockout game against Whites, riot at the local multiplex or be gunned down in the streets by his homies.”–Bon, from the land of babble

    I almost always agree with Bon, but this will be a slight exception. This “adorable child” will still grow up to play the knockout game against Whites, riot at the local multiples or be gunned down in the streets by his homies. This is because he is black, and he will always be black, inside and out. He will turn into a thug sometime within the next 12 to 17 years, and the Romney clan will be lucky if he doesn’t kill one or more of them in some gruesome manner one dark day. They will all be astounded and won’t understand. Number #1 rule: don’t adopt cute little wild creatures and take them home–it almost always ends badly for one or both sides.

  • louisrr

    No it will join FLDS and have twenty WHITE teenage “wives.” THAT will be the move. They will FLOCK to his ass.

  • scutum

    I didn’t vote for Mitt Romney and I am now doubly glad I didn’t. I voted for a third party candidate and will continue to do so because there is no other alternative. The Republican party is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Chamber of Commerce, hence their embrace of open borders and amnesty.

  • scutum

    Dr. X is right about theRepublican Party; they do not represent us and never will. They are a wholly owned subsidiary of the Chamber of Commerce and are only concerned with
    corporate welfare, and increasing the demand for the goods and services that
    their members supply. They view us only as economic units and consumers of their
    goods and services, not as individuals, or citizens of a democratic republic.
    In their eyes we are interchangeable with Africans, Mexicans and any other
    third world trash that has the resources to purchase their goods and services.
    And if the third world trash in they’re bringing into country does not have the
    resources to purchase their goods and services, they just have their government
    lackeys give them more tax payer funds.

  • louisrr

    pot calling the kettle white.

  • De’Ontavious Jizzaiah Jones

    Blacks adopt their own grandchildren in sham adoptions to get adoption subsidy money from the state and adoption tax credits. Where are the black celebrities and other black upper class, analogous to Madonna and Angelina Jolie, who are adopting any of the hordes of black children in foster care whose parent’s rights were terminated? I have never heard of any.

  • louisrr

    Of course what I said was deleted because this is a racist site and unless one is also racist , and “chimes in with the rest,” he/she will also be booted off. Typical moronic behavior. You fricking imbeciles…get lives. Re-channel your hate by LEARNING. Get library cards if you cannot afford college.
    As I said: Dr. MHP vs. an uneducated, arrogant, racist moron.
    Now who wins that debate?

  • texasoysterman

    About 10 years ago, Stone admitted that she was not and had never been a member of Mensa.

  • Jack Burton

    No, she admitted that was a lie.

    She is obviously intelligent, I’d say at least 120+.