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.

Acting French

It’s hard to learn a new language. But it’s way harder to learn a new culture.

Michael Brown's Unremarkable Humanity

On Monday, The New York Times published a profile of the dead St. Louis teenager, calling him "no angel"—part of a dubious language of "morality" about black men.

Au Revoir Tout Le Monde

Alors, c'est tout. Je suis arrivé et maintenant je dois disparaître. Je vais…