MSNBC's Melissa Harris-Perry, whose previous promo ads have raised eyebrows, shares how her father would sign her birthday cards with the phrase "the struggle continues."
MELISSA HARRIS-PERRY: My father grew up in the Jim Crow south. And he would give me birthday cards, and instead of signing them 'Love, Daddy,' always signed them, 'the struggle continues, Daddy.'
I was a little kid and I was like 'what is he talking about?' But what it means and what I've taken as my own, you don't have to have all the answers and all the solutions to all the problems today.
These problems have persisted and lots of folks have been working on them and you take up the banner and you work on them during your lifetime and then you pass it on to the next.