Posts tagged “ta-nehisi coates”

  1. "Rioting broke out on Monday in Baltimore—an angry response to the death of Freddie Gray, a death my native city seems powerless to explain. Gray did not die mysteriously in some back alley but in the custody of the city's publicly appointed guardians of order. And yet the mayor of that city and the commissioner of that city's police still have no idea what happened. I suspect this is not because the mayor and police…

  2. "White people are often sincerely and greatly pained by racism, but rarely are they pained enough. That is not true because they are white, but because they are human..."

  3. On "vape" as the Oxford Dictionary Word of the Year:

    I can think of few things about which I care less.

  4. Ta-Nehisi Coates is a chum of the Toast and an all-around jet-setting, aces kind of dude. He writes very smart things and I think he's just tremendous. But I had a question for him. .@tanehisicoates ok be 100% honest have you ever put on a big peacoat and whisper "I'm Ta-Nehisi COATS" to yourself in the mirror — Mallory Ortberg (@mallelis) June 18, 2014 Turns out yes!…

  5. Let's be frank: I'm not going to write anything better than this that merits your interest today. It would be a disservice to content and probably also reading were I to write anything in this particular time slot other than "Let's all read this together," unless you already read the print version last week. Having been enslaved for 250 years, black people were not left to their own devices. They were terrorized. In the…

  6. Famous genius Ta-Nehisi Coates, August 30th, 2013, 8:45am EST:
    "The Toast is so ratchet, as the kids would say. Wait, isn't that what the kids would say? Is that a compliment? My son told me to say that. How about "The Toast is so twerking?" "The Toast is so HAM?" No? Hmm. This is not working out like I planned."