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We Were Eight Years in Power by Ta-Nehisi Coates - Book Review

Ta-Nehisi Coates’s New Book is the Story of Race in America — and of Coates Himself

By News & Current Affairs

By Constance Grady — We Were Eight Years in Power, the new book by Ta-Nehisi Coates, is not precisely new. It’s a collection of eight articles Coates wrote for the Atlantic, starting in 2007 during Barack Obama’s presidential campaign, concluding this year with the start of Donald Trump’s administration, and including some of Coates’s greatest hits, including his much-lauded 2014 article “The Case for Reparations.” What’s new is that each…

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Paul Butler talks about breaking the “chokehold” on African American men.

A former federal prosecutor proposes radical criminal justice reforms to benefit black men

By Editors' Choice

Paul Butler talks about breaking the “chokehold” on African American men By Sam Fullwood III Early on, in his recently published book, Chokehold [Policing Black Men], Paul Butler states, “[c]ops routinely hurt and humiliate black people because that is what they are paid to do.” It’s a bold and stark claim that Butler, a Georgetown University Law School professor and former federal prosecutor, never backs away from as he challenges…

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Blackbooks for Study & Struggle – Spring 2017

By Editors' Choice

Afro-Atlantic Flight: Speculative Returns and the Black Fantastic by Michelle D. Commander, Black Rights/White Wrongs: The Critique of Racial Liberalism by Charles W. Mills, Fugitive Science: Empiricism and Freedom in Early African American Culture by Britt Rusert, In Full Color: Finding My Place in a Black and White World by Rachel Dolezal with Storms Reback…

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