MSNBC Panel Mocks African-American Baby

On MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry show, the host led a panel of entertainers in a rundown of the “photos of the year,” which somehow included a Romney family picture that “a lot of people had emotions about,” according to Harris-Perry. The panel immediately honed in on the race of Kieran Romney, adopted grandson of former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

“Everybody loves a baby picture,” Harris-Perry said, “and this was one that really, a lot of people had emotions about this baby picture this year. This is the Romney family. And, of course, there on Governor Romney’s knee is his adopted grandson, who is an African-American, adopted African-American child, Kieran Romney.”

As Harris-Perry asked for captions, panelist Pia Glenn sang “One of these things is not like the others, one of these things just isn’t the same”.

“And that little baby, front and center, would be the one,” she added.

We’re confused. A lot of people had emotions about this photo? Harris-Perry’s own emotions seem to lean towards being aghast. Would she ever mock a baby photo of Barack Obama with his loving white mother?

MSNBC is owned by Comcast.

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