Q&A: Ta-Nehisi Coates on Reparations, Ignorant Journalism, and Whether He Talks to President Obama
June 05, 2014
Plus: What he didn't like about The New Republic.
Ta-Nehisi Coates' case for slavery reparations points to formal racism of the past, but housing policy today hurts African Americans, too.
I Went on a Conservative Radio Show to Talk About Slavery Reparations. This Absurd, Hilarious Debate Ensued.
May 22, 2014
The conversation ended when I accused him of being less interested in racial problems than in stirring up trouble.
The Economics of Reparations: Why Congress Should Meet Ta-Nehisi Coates's Modest Demand
May 21, 2014
We can debate reparations all we want. But we can't decide whether to make reparations until we know exactly what doing so would entail.
It shouldn't be so controversial. But it will.