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Ta-Nehisi Coates

Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle.

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The Paranoid Style of American Policing

When officers take the lives of those they are sworn to protect and serve, they undermine their own legitimacy.

Ta-Nehisi Coates ·


Take Down the Confederate Flag—Now

The flag that Dylann Roof embraced, which many South Carolinians embrace, endorses the violence he committed.

Ta-Nehisi Coates ·


An American Kidnapping

To understand race in the U.S. today, it's Kalief Browder's story, not Rachel Dolezal's, that really matters.

Ta-Nehisi Coates ·


Nonviolence as Compliance

Officials calling for calm can offer no rational justification for Gray's death, and so they appeal for order.

Ta-Nehisi Coates ·


The Gangsters of Ferguson

Darren Wilson was innocent. If only the city's cops offered their own citizens the same due process he received.

Ta-Nehisi Coates ·

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