Being white and reading Ta-Nehisi Coates

 · Ta-Nehisi Coates’ latest essay for The Atlantic, “The First White President,” explores President Donald Trump’s tenure so far.It starts with a fact: It is insufficient to state the obvious of Donald Trump: that he is a White man who would not be president were it not for this fact.

Maybe this is the time for questioning, searching and struggling without really believing the struggle can be won.Whether you agree or disagree, one of the great joys of reading Ta-Nehisi Coates is being challenged in ways you didn’t expect or imagine. The New York Times Book Review – Michelle Alexander

Ta-Nehisi Coates is short. Many people have called Trump a racist or white supremacist, but Coates has the rare ability to express it in clear prose that combines historical scholarship with.

 · Ta-Nehisi Coates Looks At The Physical Toll Of Being Black In America : Code Switch Coates writes about race and social issues for The Atlantic.His.

 · Ta-Nehisi Coates is leaving his position as a national correspondent for the Atlantic, a publication where he has emerged as one of the country’s top reporters and thinkers. He has not signed on.

The Rhetoric of Data in the Writings of Ta-Nehisi Coates. I don’t have much to disagree with after reading Ta-Nehisi Coates’s latest piece for the October 2017 issue of The Atlantic, which is an excerpt from his next book.The excerpt is titled: “The First White President: the foundation of Donald Trump’s presidency is the negation of Barack Obama’s legacy.”

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I grew up rich, white and privileged in suburban Virginia. I never had to think about my safety, my future or my pride through the lens of my race. I couldn’t even begin to conceive of that experience. Ta-Nehisi Coates is the first person to break through that reality of my upbringing and allow me to step into another experience for a little while.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates biography. ta-nehisi coates (ta-nehisi paul coates) is an American author, journalist and comic book writer. He gained a wide readership during his time as national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he wrote about cultural, social and political issues, particularly regarding African Americans and white supremacy.

As Ta-Nehisi Coates began his book. that would see the end of white supremacy, his thoughts flicker to the French Revolution, to the executions and the terror. "It’s very easy for me to see myself.