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