Ta-Nehisi Coates – Eight of his Best Essays!

September 27, 2018 — Leave a comment

 

Sunday September 30 is the birthday of Ta-Nehisi Coates, one of greatest nonfiction writers of our day!

 Whether you love or loathe his work, it’s hard to argue that he is one of the most thought-provoking essayists writing today. 

His atheistic naturalism, for instance, challenges us as Christians to take the Incarnation, and our bodies, more seriously.

In honor of his birthday, we offer the following list of eight of Coates’s finest essays from THE ATLANTIC!

 

Letter to My Son

An excerpt from Between the World and Me
Published: July 4. 2015

[All] our phrasing—race relationsracial chasmracial justiceracial profilingwhite privilege, even white supremacy—serves to obscure that racism is a visceral experience, that it dislodges brains, blocks airways, rips muscle, extracts organs, cracks bones, breaks teeth. You must never look away from this. You must always remember that the sociology, the history, the economics, the graphs, the charts, the regressions all land, with great violence, upon the body.

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