Barack Obama and Ta-Nehisi Coates have made race and empathy central to their writing, but their conclusions point in radically different directions.
Readers continue to scrutinize Ta-Nehisi Coates's bestseller. Does the book present a blinkered view of black Americans? Is it actually bigoted toward whites?
In departing from the religious rhetoric of hope and focusing on the “struggle,” Ta-Nehisi Coates retains the ability to relate to his multiple audiences.
Why America’s inner-city youth need not inherit all of the burdens of the past
A memoir connects with readers in a way that allows them to discover the emotional trial of raising a black son.
Readers continue to debate Ta-Nehisi Coates's bestseller. Will the book’s bleak outlook make people less motivated to fight injustice?
The challenge of raising African American daughters in the Age of Ferguson
The story of a black, male, urban childhood illuminates just one strand of the black experience.
Readers discuss Ta-Nehisi Coates's bestseller. Is it too bleak? Does it convey any hope for race relations? Is that even the point?
By being himself, Coates is precisely the sort of writer that he needs to be.
The permanence of racial injustice makes the struggle for the future necessary today.
Ta-Nehisi Coates’s book addresses a pair of very different audiences.
A crowd of 600 filled Union Baptist Church in Baltimore to hear the author speak about his newly released book, Between the World and Me.
“Here is what I would like for you to know: In America, it is traditional to destroy the black body—it is heritage.”
The author of Between the World and Me asks readers to submit their own experiences with racism and its physical consequences.
A new book from father to son on race in America