“America begins in black plunder and white democracy, two features that are not contradictory but complementary.”
- Ask as many questions as you can.
- Do not stop to discuss, judge, or answer any of the questions.
- Write down every question exactly as it was stated.
- Change any statements into questions.
The Case for Reparations
Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle.