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Ta-Nehisi Coates
Ta-Nehisi Coates
Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent for The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is the author of The Beautiful Struggle and Between the World and Me.
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How Insightful Is Dear White People?

Four Atlantic staffers discuss the Netflix show’s portrayal of a group of black students at a mostly white elite university. Vann R. Newkirk II, Adrienne Green, Gillian B. White, and Ta-Nehisi Coates May 17, 2017

Barack Obama Is Okay With the Criticism

The former president explains what it’s like to be both a person and a symbol. Jackie Lay and Ta-Nehisi Coates Apr 10, 2017

On Trump and the Election

Atlantic readers ask Ta-Nehisi Coates about Donald Trump, identity politics, and Bernie Sanders. Ta-Nehisi Coates Jan 13, 2017
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On Race Relations

Atlantic readers ask Ta-Nehisi Coates about Black Lives Matter, historically black colleges, and whether there is much hope for racial harmony in the U.S. Ta-Nehisi Coates Jan 13, 2017
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On Music and Books

(Editor’s note: Reader questions are in bold, followed by Ta-Nehisi’s replies.) Ta-Nehisi Coates Jan 13, 2017
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‘I Miss Blogging, Terribly’

(Editor’s note: These questions from Atlantic readers—in bold—and replies from Ta-Nehisi were compiled from an “Ask Me Anything”… Ta-Nehisi Coates Jan 13, 2017
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‘Superhero Comics Are Largely a Response to Trauma’

(Editor’s note: These questions from Atlantic readers—in bold—and replies from Ta-Nehisi were compiled from an “Ask Me Anything” he did… Ta-Nehisi Coates Jan 13, 2017
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‘Surprised Like Everybody Else’: Obama on the Election of Donald Trump

The fourth in a series of conversations between the president and Ta-Nehisi Coates Ta-Nehisi Coates Dec 23, 2016 Ian Allen

'It’s What We Do More Than What We Say': Obama on Race, Identity, and the Way Forward

The third in a series of conversations between the president and Ta-Nehisi Coates Ta-Nehisi Coates Dec 22, 2016 Ian Allen

‘Better Is Good’: Obama on Reparations, Civil Rights, and the Art of the Possible

The second in a series of interviews between Ta-Nehisi Coates and the president Ta-Nehisi Coates Dec 21, 2016 Ian Allen

'The Filter ... Is Powerful': Obama on Race, Media, and What It Took to Win

The first in a series of interviews between Ta-Nehisi Coates and the president Ta-Nehisi Coates Dec 20, 2016

The Making of a Black President

In a short animation, Barack Obama speaks with Ta-Nehisi Coates about his road to the White House. Ta-Nehisi Coates and Jackie Lay Dec 13, 2016 Ian Allen

My President Was Black

A history of the first African American White House—and of what came next Ta-Nehisi Coates January/February 2017 Issue

On the Right to Know Everything

Here’s an interesting piece from Hamilton Nolan arguing for a rather expansive journalistic mission. The cause is the recent unmasking… Ta-Nehisi Coates Oct 4, 2016
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How Breitbart Conquered the Media

Political reporters were taken aback by Hillary Clinton’s charge that half of Trump’s supporters are prejudiced. Few bothered to investigate the claim itself. Ta-Nehisi Coates Sep 12, 2016 Photo collage by Jeff Elkins*

What O. J. Simpson Means to Me

His great accomplishment was to be indicted for a crime and then receive the kind of treatment typically reserved for rich white guys. Ta-Nehisi Coates October 2016 Issue Brian Snyder / Reuters

Hillary Clinton Was Politically Incorrect, but She Wasn't Wrong About Trump's Supporters

Clinton said half of Donald Trump’s supporters were prejudiced. If anything, her numbers are too low. Ta-Nehisi Coates Sep 10, 2016 Shannon Stapleton / Reuters

The Near Certainty of Anti-Police Violence

By ignoring illegitimate policing, America has also failed to address the danger this illegitimacy poses to those who must do the policing.
Ta-Nehisi Coates Jul 12, 2016

The Mighty and Adored

Ladies and gentlemen, Brian Stelfreeze… When I took on Black Panther last year, one Wakandan institution that really interested… Ta-Nehisi Coates Jul 12, 2016
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Wakanda and the Black Aesthetic

Black Panther #3 drops today and I thought I’d say something about the poetry that both opens and closes the… Ta-Nehisi Coates Jun 29, 2016
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