Thursday, January 21, 2016

Marjorie Romeyn-Sanabria ― Why Precisely Is Coates Bashing Sanders?

Ta-Nehisi Coates has taken aim at the Democratic senator over reparations.

(The National Interest)

Well, well, well. Ta-Nehisi Coates is back in action. “Why Precisely Is Bernie Sanders Against Reparations?” is his latest condemnation of white America, appearing in the Atlantic, but its target is not benighted conservatives. Instead, it is, of all people, Bernie Sanders whom Coates now finds wanting. Speaking in Iowa last week, Sanders responded to a question about reparations by saying he didn’t think it was a good idea: “No, I don’t think so. First of all, its likelihood of getting through Congress is nil. Second of all, I think it would be very divisive.” Writing in the Atlantic, Coates said Sanders “should be directly confronted and asked why his political imagination is so active against plutocracy, but so limited against white supremacy.”

Read the full article HERE.