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Ta Nehisi Coates

  1. reading lists
    The Books Our Political Writers Are Reaching for Right NowA reading list for finding some perspective in a crisis.
  2. who were the 2010s?
    Ta-Nehisi Coates on What Changed in the ‘Obama Decade’ — and What Didn’tTalking reparations, Kaepernick, and the first black president with the writer who may be the definitive chronicler of racial politics in the 2010s.
  3. just asking questions
    Ta-Nehisi Coates Is an Optimist NowA conversation about the revived debate over reparations, the 2020 Democratic primary, and the power of pop culture to advance progressive change.
  4. Racism May Have Gotten Us Into This Mess, But Identity Politics Can’t Get Us OutTa-Nehisi Coates tells us that Donald Trump’s racial appeal makes him America’s first white president. But how do we make him the last?
  5. Ta-Nehisi Coates Just (Sort Of) Endorsed SandersTa-Nehisi Coates and Michelle Alexander both prefer Sanders to Clinton. (But they don’t “feel the Bern.”)
  6. Why Ta-Nehisi Coates Isn’t Our James BaldwinCoates’s Between the World and Me shows how the struggle for freedom has transformed since Baldwin tackled the subject of race in America.
  7. profile
    The Hard Truths of Ta-Nehisi CoatesAfter the dreams of Martin Luther King Jr. and the hopes of Barack Obama.
  8. profile
    The Hard Truths of Ta-Nehisi CoatesWhat comes after the dreams of Martin Luther King Jr. and the hopes of Barack Obama.
  9. the national interest
    Obama Goes to Selma and Picks a FightA commemorative speech containing a sharp argument about race, history, and patriotism.
  10. the national interest
    Ta-Nehisi Coates Disagrees With ‘Jonathan Chait,’ and So Do IIf Ta-Nehisi Coates wishes to create a foil for his arguments, please give this character a name that is not already mine.
  11. the national interest
    Barack Obama vs. the Culture of PovertyA debate with Ta-Nehisi Coates.
  12. the national interest
    Barack Obama, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Poverty, and CultureWhy did the president urge black people to “get off the couch and stop watching SportsCenter”?
  13. 21 questions
    Ta-Nehisi Coates Is Not One of Those ‘I Hope New York Goes Back to the Grimy Eighties’ FoolsThe ‘Atlantic’ blogger answers our usual 21 questions.