Disgusting: MSNBC mocks Romney grandchild as token black

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An MSNBC host included a Mitt Romney family portrait in what she called the “photos of the year,” zeroing in on the race of his adopted black grandson, Kieran Romney. The photo elicited howls of laughter from her panel and prompted one guest to mock him as the family’s token black.

“Everybody loves a baby picture, and this was one that really, a lot of people had emotions about this baby picture this year,” Melissa Harris-Perry said on her show Sunday. “This is the Romney family. And, of course, there on Gov. Romney’s knee is his adopted grandson, who is an African-American, adopted African-American child, Kieran Romney.”

After the introduction, panelist Pia Glenn sang off-camera, “One of these things is not like the others, one of these things just isn’t the same,” then, “And that little baby, front and center, would be the one,” eliciting laughs and snickers.

And everyone found Harris-Perry’s next comment hilarious: “My goal is that in 2040, the biggest thing of the year will be the wedding between Kieran Romney and North West. Can you imagine Mitt Romney and Kanye West as in-laws?”

And my goal is that when 2040 comes, Kieran Romney never has to listen to this drivel.

“I think this picture is great,” comedian Dean Obeidallah chimed in. “It really sums up the diversity of the Republican party, the RNC. At the convention, they find the one black person.”

Watch the exchange below.

Conservative talk radio host Dana Loesch was dumbfounded.

 

African-American journalist Roland Martin was equally appalled by the sophomoric snickering of Harris-Perry and her panel, and tweeted:

 

And black actress Stacey Dash offered this observation from her own life:

 

Loesch later summed it all up in another tweet:

 

Earlier this year, Harris-Perry claimed that taking care of children is “everybody’s responsibility and not just the households.” I guess that idea only applies to liberals. Conservatives are supposed to keep to their own.

UPDATE:

Two days after Harris-Perry’s outrageous behavior, she sent an apology to the Romney family in a series of five tweets:

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Too little, too late, I’d say.

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