Ta-Nehisi Coates

Mass-Incarceration and the Clinton Golden Years

Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton has said that her husband, former President Bill Clinton, would play a major role in helping to revitalize the economy in a Hillary Clinton administration.

Bill’s economic performance during his tenure as President is held to almost mythical levels in certain circles and much of his current popularity stems from how people remember the economy under his watch. However, as Hillary wraps up the Democratic nomination, it’s important to call into question just how great the late 1990s were — especially for African-Americans.   (more…)

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Interview with Ta-Nehisi Coates: On #Reparations (Video)

Ta-Nehisi Coates did an interview with Bill Moyers last week discussing his recent cover story for the Atlantic Monthly. If you haven’t read the article yet, you need to. The Case for Reparations is a magnificent article that gracefully discusses racism, housing discrimination and the struggle for economic security in the African-American community. The interview is long, clocking in at over 24 minutes, but it’s worth every minute. Let me know what you think in the comments.