Yesterday, news broke that Wake Forest Professor and Black intellectual Melissa Harris-Perry walked away from her MSNBC given that her show has been preempted for the past few weeks due to campaign coverage.
Perry saying that she is not “a token” or “a mammy,” wrote in an email to her staff, “Our show was taken — without comment or discussion or notice — in the midst of an election season. After four years of building an audience, developing a brand and developing trust with our viewers, we were effectively and utterly silenced.”
Instantly, thousands took to social media to show their support for the academic and anchor, letting her know how much she will be missed:
This morning, being the first day after her announcement, her MSNBC colleagues Joy Reid and Tamron Hall covering the Democratic South Carolina primary, during what part of MPH’s time slot. A move that has angered some, “suggesting they weren’t showing loyalty to Harris-Perry,” the Washington Post noted.