Yesterday, Melissa Harris-Perry lost her cool with a guest on her show during a discussion on welfare based on a new book titled “Why Americans Hate Welfare” by Princeton professor Martin Gilens.
Harris-Perry’s guest, financial expert Monica Mehta, said that class mobility is “enabled by taking risk.”
Harris-Perry immediately interrupted her and said, “What is riskier than living poor in America? After slamming her hand on the table, Perry said she’s sick of the idea that being wealthy is risky, but living in poverty is not risky.
Later in the show, Harris-Perry offered an apology for losing her temper. Perry recently lost her new home in New Orleans to Hurricane Isaac.