In a piece for The Atlantic, Ta-Nehisi Coates examines the decline in the marriage rate among black families and is not bothered it. He says that women today are deciding if marriage advances "their interests as much as it once did," and people should consider what women in the past had to endure in order to sustain their marriages.
Citing results of a recent poll that shows overwhelming American opposition to a military strike in Syria, The Atlantic's Ta-Nehisi Coates says it's time for the Obama administration to rethink its strategy.
"If we are honest with ourselves we will see a president who believes in particular black morality, but eschews particular black policy," Ta-Nehisi Coates writes in a hard-hitting piece at The Atlantic in response to President Obama's remarks on the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
Ta-Nehisi Coates, writing at The Atlantic, tackles a post at the conservative magazine National Review that ridicules what's known in the black community as "the talk," regarding police profiling of African-American men.
In evaluating Trayvon Martin's shooting death, Ta-Nehisi Coates writes at The Atlantic that two "conflicting truths emerge": The jury was right not to convict George Zimmerman of second-degree murder based on the law, and Trayvon's death was "a profound injustice."
The Atlantic's Ta-Nehisi Coates argues that George Zimmerman's jury got it right in his acquittal because the state failed to prove a charge of second-degree murder or that he acted recklessly beyond a reasonable doubt in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.
It's hard to avoid the conclusion that this White House has one way of addressing the social ills of black people -- and particularly black youths -- and another way of addressing everyone else, writes Ta-Nehisi Coates at The Atlantic.
Dr. Benjamin Carson is wearing a mask as he answers a call by white conservatives to challenge President Obama's policies after the failure of so many other "Conservative Black Hopes," Ta-Nehisi Coates writes in a stinging piece at the New York Times.
Atlantic blogger Ta-Nehisi Coates takes part in a spirited debate with fellow Atlantic writer Jeffrey Goldberg about the pros and cons of gun ownership. He decides that for him it would be a burden because, among other things, he'd be concerned about his own anger issues.
The Atlantic's Ta-Nehisi Coates cites the national response to the president's comments about Trayvon Martin's death as an example of how, despite Obama's general avoidance of "radioactive racial issues of yesteryear ... his indelible blackness irradiates everything he touches."