TNC on resegregation

In a discussion of how Tuscaloosa, Alabama, “effectively resegregated its schools,” Ta-Nehisi Coates continues to build on his case for racial pessimism: Ending white supremacy isn’t really in the American vocabulary. That is because ending white supremacy does not merely require a passive sense that racism is awful, but an active commitment to undoing its generational effects. Ending white […]

“Chait v. Coates”

I am a few weeks late to this party, but I really enjoyed the liberal-on-liberal violence between 2 of my favorites, Jon Chait & Ta-Nehisi Coates.  To quote Gawker, “they’ve thrown some damn good shade at each other.” As Chait wrote in one of the early salvos: The relationship between culture and poverty starkly divides not just liberals […]