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.

The Cosby Show

Declining to seriously reckon with the rape allegations against him is reckless. And I was once reckless.

Mapping the New Jim Crow

America's entire history is marked by the state imposing unfreedom on a large swath of the African American population.

Continuing Education

It is one thing to understand someone whom you know and speak with regularly. It's still another to understand a stranger.

No, Hope Solo Is Not "Like" Ray Rice

To say the female soccer star accused of assault is the same as the football player who pummeled his fiancé erases the historical truth about domestic violence.

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.