Melissa Harris-Perry and Michaela Angela Davis Discuss Images of Black Women in Pop Culture

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While many dismiss the concerns of women who lament poor representations of Black women in media, these images have real consequences. Professor Melissa Harris-Perry sits down with image activist Michaela Angela Davis to unpack the deleterious effects of misrepresentation.

Michaela Angela Davis, writer, image activist, and creator of MAD Free, a multi-platform community conversation project, speaks with Melissa Harris-Perry, professor, MSNBC political commentator, and author of the new book Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America. The two will discuss the persistent and detrimental stereotypes that afflict black women in the political arena and contribute to policies allowing their unfair treatment.

You can purchase Dr. Harris-Perry's book: Sister Citizen: Shame, Stereotypes, and Black Women in America

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