Melissa Harris-Perry (MSNBC)

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Wake Forest alumna Melissa Harris-Perry (’94) made headlines this weekend when she erupted at a guest discussing welfare¬†on her MSNBC talk show. David Coates, Worrell Chair in Anglo-American Studies and professor of political science, was one of the featured guests. Among other topics, he addressed economics and race as integral to understanding social issues this election. “That’s the philosophical debate we need to have about how you solve poverty: by raising everybody or by escaping from people.”

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