(Erica Ritz) In a new MSNBC promo host Melissa Harris-Perry calmly explains how your children don’t really belong to you — they belong to the collective.
For those who haven’t seen the advertisement, Harris-Perry says:
We have never invested as much in public education as we should have because we’ve always had kind of a private notion of children. Your kid is yours and totally your responsibility. We haven’t had a very collective notion of these are our children. So part of it is we have to break through our kind of private idea that kids belong to their parentsor kids belong to their families and recognize that kids belong to whole communities. [Emphasis added]