An Open Letter to Ta-Nehisi Coates and the Liberals Who Love Him

Johnson, Cedric
http://www.jacobinmag.com/2016/02/ta-nehisi-coates-case-for-reparations-bernie-sanders-racism/

Date Written:  03/02/2016
Year Published:  2016  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX18746

Ta-Nehisi Coates recently criticized the Bernie Sanders campaign for Sanders’ pessimism regarding black reparations for slavery and Jim Crow segregation. When asked during a campaign event whether he would support reparations, Sanders responded with characteristic bluntness, saying that "its likelihood of getting through Congress is nil," before adding that a push for formal reparations for slavery would be politically divisive.