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My President Was Black - The Atlantic
By Ta-Nehisi Coates
Photograph by Ian Allen

Ta-Nehisi_Coates  Obama  politics  retrospectives 
december 2016 by jerryking
The Impossibility of Reparations
JUN 3 2014 | - The Atlantic | DAVID FRUM.

If “reparations” means remembrance and repentance for the wrongs of the past, then let’s have reparations. Americans tell a too-flattering version of their national story. They treat slavery as ancillary rather than essential. They forget that the work of slaves paid this country’s import bill from the 17th century until 1860. They do not acknowledge that the “freedom” championed by slaveholding Founding Fathers, including the author of the Declaration of Independence, included the freedom to own other human beings as property. They can no longer notice how slavery is stitched into every line of the Constitution and was supported by every single early national institution. The self-reckoning we see in Germany and other European countries does not come easily to Americans—and is still outright rejected by many.
slavery  myths  origin_story  reparations  Ta-Nehisi_Coates  African-Americans  racial_disparities  execution  affirmative_action  race_relations  David_Frum  slaveholders  Founding_Fathers 
june 2014 by jerryking
Fear of a Black President
September 2012 | - The Atlantic | By Ta-Nehisi Coates
race  politics  culture  Obama  Ta-Nehisi_Coates 
august 2012 by jerryking
In Defense Of Black On Black Violence - - Personal -
Sep 9 2011 | The Atlantic | Ta-Nehisi Coates.

Well then. To paraphrase Ebert, it is true Howard football hasn't been
very good. But one day it will be. Herman Cain, however, will always be a
Morehouse man.
Ta-Nehisi_Coates  HBCUs  sports  Colleges_&_Universities  football 
september 2011 by jerryking
The Legacy of Malcolm X -
Magazine - The Atlantic

Why his vision lives on in Barack Obama
By Ta-Nehisi Coates
Malcolm_X  Obama  Ta-Nehisi_Coates  African-Americans 
april 2011 by jerryking
The City as a Problem - Ta-Nehisi Coates - National - The Atlantic
Mar 11 2011 | The Atlantic | Ta-Nehisi Coates. "Given that
Detroit story is now up, I wanted to give another shout out to two books
which really helped me find my way. The first is Thomas Sugrue's The
Origins Of The Urban Crisis. If you have any interest in the history of
cities, this book is required reading....I'd also toss in Robert Conot's
problematic American Odyssey. It's the best overall history of Detroit
I've read.
Detroit  cities  race_relations  urban_decline  racism  gentrification  Ta-Nehisi_Coates  origin_story  public_policy  books  root_cause 
march 2011 by jerryking
Michelle Rhee Is Out
Oct 13 2010 | The Atlantic | Ta-Nehisi Coates.“ I think a
better politician than Adrian Fenty would have handled this a lot more
deftly, and not allowed the teacher union's and "the community" to
effectively become synonymous. I strongly believe that an elected
officials job isn't simply to devise solutions, but also to get a
critical mass of the electorate to buy into those solutions.

I do not doubt the strength of the teacher's unions in the District. But
it's very hard for me to believe that among black parents grappling
with the problems of D.C. schools there isn't some crucial portion that
could have been peeled off. The inference that black District parents,
en masse, are somehow more interested in making sure teachers keep their
jobs, then they are in making sure their kids are able to secure jobs
of their own, doesn't ring true to me.“
Ta-Nehisi_Coates  Michelle_Rhee  exits  Washington_D.C.  Adrian_Fenty  public_schools  teacher's_unions  politicians  critical_mass  leaders  teachers  firings 
october 2010 by jerryking
The Littlest Schoolhouse
July/August 2010 | The Atlantic Magazine | By Ta-Nehisi Coates
personalization  education  schools  Ta-Nehisi_Coates 
july 2010 by jerryking
The Ghost of Bobby Lee
Apr 13 2010 | The Atlantic | Ta-Nehisi_Coates
Ta-Nehisi_Coates  Confederacy 
april 2010 by jerryking

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