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Thursday, May 22 2014






Ta-Nehisi Coates

Ta-Nehisi Coates

Ta-Nehisi Coates Talks

White Supremacy

and Reparations

by Aura Bogado


Ta-Nehisi Coates has published a long-awaited reported feature in The Atlantic titled “The Case for Reparations.” The writer lays his argument out in 10 chapters; online, it includes multimedia elements like videos interactive maps.

Coates, who advocates for systemic approaches to inequity, tells Bill Moyers why honest, conscious conversations about history, white supremacy and policy are crucial to his vision of justice. 




 cultural front

Thursday, May 22, 2014




Coverage of Ta-Nehisi Coates’s

“The Case for Reparations”

By Howard Rambsy 

I’ve  been tracking the responses and follow-ups to Ta-Nehisi Coates’s recent article “The Case for Reparations,” released on May 22 in The Atlantic. The magazine ran a video trailer for the essay last week. A year ago, I heard Coates mention that he was working on the piece; I’ve been interested watching the roll-out and commentary.

• May 23: Black Progress Rests ‘On Shaky Foundation’ – Natelege Whaley – BET  
• May 23: The Atlantic goes all out for its new cover story – Edirin Oputu – Columbia Journalism Review  
• May 23: Slavery reparations are workable and affordable – Matthew Yglesias – Vox 
• May 22: Ta-Nehisi Coates on Reparations – Britni Danielle – Clutch 
• May 22: What America owes – J.F. – The Economist blog 
• May 22: These Eight Charts Show Why Racial Equality Is a Myth in America – John Light – Moyers & Company 
• May 22: Reparations Are Owed: A Few ways to pay the bill – Jamelle Bouie – Slate 
• May 22: Reparations aren’t the answer – and it isn’t because of what you think – Aaron Mcmanus – E. I. Growth 
• May 22: Ta-Nehisi Coates and his ‘case for reparations’ – Anthony Zurcher – BBC News 
• May 22 – Culture change and Coates’s ‘The Case For Reparations’ – Alyssa Rsenberg – The Washington Post
• May 22: The Racist Housing Policy That Made Your Neighborhood – Alexis Madrigal – The Atlantic 
• May 22: Will America ever be ready for a congressional commission to study reparations? – Emily Badger –Washington Post 
• May 22: America Is Coming to Terms with Its Racial Past – John McWhorter – The Daily Beast 
• May 22: Ta-Nehisi Coates’s Essay on Reparations Is A Heartbreaker – Michelle Dean – Gawker 
• May 22: It’s Time for Reparations for Black Americans – John Johnson – Newser 
• May 22: How To Tell Who Hasn’t Read The New ‘Atlantic’ Cover Story – Gene Demby – NPR
• May 22: Ta-Nehisi On Reparations – Matt Bruenig – Policyshop
• May 22: An Ingenious and Powerful Case for Reparations in The Atlantic – Ben Mathis-Lilley – Slate 
• May 22: The Case for Reparations: An Intellectual Autopsy – Ta-Nehisi Coates – The Atlantic 
• May 22: The Economics of Reparations – Danny Vinik – The New Republic 
• May 22: How to Comment on Reparations (open comments section) – Ta-Nehisi Coates – The Atlantic  
• May 21: Facing the Truth: The Case for Reparations – Moyers and Company
• May 21: “So That’s Just One Of My Losses” – Ta-Nehisi Coates – The Atlantic
• May 21: The Case for Reparations – Ta-Nehisi Coates – The Atlantic 
• May 20: Reparations, Amnesty, And Brendan Eich – Steve Sailer –VDARE
• May 20: Get Ready for a National Debate About Slavery Reparations – Isaac Chotiner –The New Republic
• May 19: Ta-Nehisi Coates on the Case for Reparations – Moyers and Company
• May 16: Video Teaser for Ta-Nehisi Coates’ Case for Reparations – Carla Murphy – Colorlines
• May 16: We’re Going to Be Talking About Reparations This Year – Mychal Denzel Smith – The Nation 
• May 16: Coming Soon: Why Reparations Make Sense – Ta-Nehisi Coates – The Atlantic  
• May 16: Coming Soon: “The Case for Reparations” – The Atlantic – YouTube  

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