For a truly great interview about his new book, "The Water Dancer." (open thread)
Because Mitch McConnell says electing a black president and passing civil rights legislation is how "we" have dealt with the issue of slavery. Wow.
The author Ta-Nehisi Coates notes that Mitch McConnell was alive for plenty of state-sponsored crime against people of color.
MSNBC, Hardball, April 6, 2016.
In his much-mocked column "Listening to Ta-Nehisi Coates While White," David Brooks makes a great show of deference to his subject, and to black political activists in general...
This could possibly have been the best and most interesting discussion of the week on the Sunday shows.
ABC, This Week, Feb. 22, 2015.
Atlantic writer Ta-Nehisi reminds the CBS viewers about the fact that the United States has a long history of violence being used as an effective tool for social progress.
CBS, Face the Nation, Nov. 30, 2014. Read more... http://crooksandliars.com/2014/11/ta-nehisi-coates-reminds-viewers-us-has
Melissa Harris-Perry and Ta-Nehisi Coates discuss how undercurrents of racism infuse our daily lives.