For women, workplace conflicts have higher stakes.
"I am not a token, mammy, or little brown bobble head," Harris-Perry wrote in an email to her staff Friday, saying she felt "worthless."
The two biggest shows at MSNBC won the holy grail of ratings demographics for four of the first five weeks after Obama's reelection — and Fox News doesn't appear to have a plan to stop them.
MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry gave the commencement speech at Wellesley College on Friday. The TV host, professor and author had some wise and inspiring advice on speaking your mind, staying quiet, and being "thick."
Princeton professor Cornel West has stirred up controversy with his comments that President Obama, as a result of having a white mother, is afraid of free black men. West also called Obama a "black mascot of Wall Street" and "head of the American killing machine."