The Paper Where Ta-Nehisi Coates Learned the Ropes
July 14, 2015
David Carr's Washington City Paper shaped two of America’s preeminent black writers.
How to Live Within a Black Body
July 10, 2015
Ta-Nehisi Coates’s “Between the World and Me” is a letter to his son, and a lesson for all of us.
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.
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.
The Conversation About Race That Rich Lowry Wants
July 18, 2013
Let’s take the advice of Politico contributor Rich Lowry. Let’s have a national non-conversation about race in the wake of the Zimmerman case.