"I can't believe I'm gonna say this, but I see hope. I see progress right now." ta-nehisi coates'>Author Ta-Nehisi Coates joins @ezraklein to share why he's hopeful and how this movement differs from previous ones.
Ta-Nehisi Coates on the theft of resources from the black community and what forms reparations might take.
“I hear a lot of people denigrate the protests in the streets by saying, ‘Yeah, but will they show up to vote?’ ” Ta-Nehisi Coates said. “I would say, ‘I’m glad you’re voting, but will you show up to protest?’ ”
"Enslavement reigned for 250 years on these shores. When it ended, this country could've extended its hallowed principles — life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness — to all, regardless of color," writer Ta-Nehisi Coates told Congress. "But America had other principles in mind"
Ta-Nehisi Coates criticizes Mitch McConnell over his comments on reparations: "For a century after the Civil War black people were subjected to a relentless campaign of terror, a campaign that extended well into the lifetime of Majority leader McConnell"
Here's Ta-Nehisi Coates on Kanye West championing a kind of freedom—"a white freedom, freedom without consequence, freedom without criticism, freedom to be proud and ignorant"—in the age of Donald Trump.
I loved this book discussion with Ta-Nehisi Coates. That the right envies the left’s cultural power, and the left envies the right’s political power, and so both sides feel like they’re losing simultaneously, is crucial to understanding politics right now.