Question Focus:

“America begins in black plunder and white democracy, two features that are not contradictory but complementary.”


# Source
1 “The Case for Reparations” (full text)
2 “The Case for Reparations” Day 1
3 “The Case for Reparations” Day 2


  1. Ask as many questions as you can.
  2. Do not stop to discuss, judge, or answer any of the questions.
  3. Write down every question exactly as it was stated.
  4. Change any statements into questions.

The Case for Reparations

Ta-Nehisi Coates

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.