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My President Was Black - The Atlantic
A history of the first African American White House—and of what came next
tanehisicoates  theatlantic  history  politics  obama  barackobama  michelleobama  the  obamas  race  racism 
may 2017 by brendanmcfadden
Telling the Story of Civil Rights: A Conversation in Baltimore
Taylor Branch spent twenty-four years writing “America in the King Years,” and he’s been trying for almost as long to get his civil-rights trilogy adapted for the screen. T
thenewyorker  tanehisicoates  davidsimon  taylorbranch  martinlutherkingjr  civilrights  criminaljustice  baltimore 
november 2015 by brendanmcfadden
The Myth of Police Reform
The real problem is the belief that all our social problems can be solved with force.
tanehisicoates  theatlantic  law  lawenforcement  police  policebrutality  crime  criminaljustice 
april 2015 by brendanmcfadden
King David
David Carr believed that, through the constant and forceful application of principle, a young knucklehead could bring the heavens to their knees.
davidcarr  tanehisicoates  journalism  theatlantic 
february 2015 by brendanmcfadden
Acting French
It’s hard to learn a new language. But it’s way harder to learn a new culture.
tanehisicoates  theatlantic  language  culture  french 
september 2014 by brendanmcfadden
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.
racism  housing  law  policy  reparations  theatlantic  tanehisicoates  race 
may 2014 by brendanmcfadden

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