The Political Theory of Robin Harris

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Riffing on this minority and crime piece got me thinking about this great Robin Harris riff on the death penalty. As I've said before, because blacks so often vote Democratic, its easy to think that Harlem is a bastion of leftism. But Robin Harris captures that organic conservative sentiment that runs hard through most communities that, as I said before, live without a cushion.


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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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