Responses to Ta-Nehisi Coates's 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.”
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?
In our fifth installment of a series prompted by Ta-Nehisi Coates’s “Letter to My Son,” readers share their experiences with bigotry before 1980. Are they much different from our recent stories?
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.
In our fourth installment of a series prompted by Ta-Nehisi Coates’s “Letter to My Son,” readers share their experiences with bigotry outside the United States.
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.
In our third installment of a series prompted by Ta-Nehisi Coates’s "Letter to My Son,” his non-black readers share their experiences with bigotry.
Readers continue to share their experiences with racial prejudice, prompted by Ta-Nehisi Coates’s “Letter to My Son.”
After posting his "Letter to My Son,” Ta-Nehisi Coates asked his readers to share their experiences with racial prejudice. Below is the first batch of many.
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