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Ta-Nehisi Coates



Ta-Nehisi Coates is an American journalist, award-winning and bestselling author, blogger, and speaker. His work addresses social, political, and cultural issues, especially on the issues of race.

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The Enduring Myth of Black Criminality

Ta-Nehisi Coates explores how mass incarceration has affected African American families.

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The Origin of Others

America’s foremost novelist reflects on the themes that preoccupy her work and increasingly dominate national and world politics: race, fear, borders, the mass movement of peoples, the desire for belonging.

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The Case for Reparations

Two hundred fifty years of slavery. Ninety years of Jim Crow. Sixty years of separate but equal. Thirty-five years of racist housing policy. Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageBut race is the child of racism, not the father. And the process of naming ‘the people’ has never been a matter of genealogy and physiognomy so much as one of hierarchy.

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Between the World and Me

The special will include powerful readings from Ta-Nehisi Coates' book, it will also incorporate documentary footage from the actors' home life, archival footage, and animation.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates on ‘All In’ on MSNBC: “You Might Be a White Supremacist”

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Between the World and Me

In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation’s history and current crisis.

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FindCenter Quotes ImageDifference in hue and hair is old.

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Mandela and the Question of Violence

One should never lose sight of why America preaches nonviolence to some people while urging other people to arms.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Full Opening Statement on Reparations at House Hearing

Author Ta-Nehisi Coates told lawmakers at a House committee hearing that the debate over reparations is “a dilemma of inheritance.”

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