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January 24, 2016

The Case for Reparations

This article is written by Ta-Nehish Coates an American writer, journalist and editor. Coates is a National correspondent for the Atlantic, were he writes about cultural, social and political issues. More so in regards to African- Americans. Coates has also worked for the Village Voice, Washington City Paper and Times. Ta-Nehisi Coates also published a Memoir “The beautiful Struggle” in 2008, and released his second book in July 2015 “Between the world and me.” Coates was born in Baltimore, Maryland to Father Paul Coates a Vietnam War Veteran, former Black Panther, Publisher and librarian, and Mother Cherly Coates, who was a teacher. The Case for Reparation intricately traces the history of racism in the United States from long after slavery ended, to recent examples of housing discrimination. Coates writes about decades of racist policies and deliberate injustices-from Jim Crow to redlining. Not to leave out the unfair housing policies and GI bill. I found this article to be most educational, informative, and well written. I am one who knew very little about the history of slavery that went back as far as 1619. Once I started reading this article I could not put it down. This article had me feeling a shame of myself for not knowing my history.

I loved the way Ta-Nehisi Coates writes and speaks. I have to say I was very intrigue with Coates that I got on you-tube and listen to a few of his interviews. His Father and family must be very proud of his young man. While I was reading I often said to myself Wow! Know I’m starting to understand this White Privilege and how the black slaves were treated during this time.
As I read about the 19th Century-Jim Crow history, and the racial oppression, the segregation, the cruel and unjust treatment to the people of Mississippi I found…...

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