Thursday’s event on The Atlantic’s June cover story, “The Case for Reparations,” drew an eager and diverse crowd of 800 people. From the packed house at the Sixth & I Synagogue in Washington, DC, here were some of the audience’s best tweets:
Talking about how we have to get Morgan Freeman to read #thecaseforreparations so people will listen to it.— Althea May (@alymaybe) June 12, 2014
Goldberg asks TNC to refute culture arg. TNC's best line "compelling evidence that only thing wrong w/black people is white supremacy"— Kelsey D. Atherton (@AthertonKD) June 12, 2014
I would love, love, love if POTUS sat down for a long-form interview with TNC once he's out of office.— Stacey E. Singleton (@staceyNYCDC) June 12, 2014
Most interesting thing about seeing the conversation live: listening to who in the audience reacts when, and how.— Kate Cox (@KCoxDC) June 13, 2014
"There are a lot of people who think they are equipped to have this conversation, and they are not. Know the history" #caseforreparations— Clarence (@cwardell) June 13, 2014
TNC concisely thoughtful about the thin but important boundary between journalism and advocacy as act and profession.— Squarely Rooted (@squarelyrooted) June 13, 2014
Video from the event will be available here.