The Atlantic's Ta-Nehisi Coates responds to recent writing on race and intelligence by reminding us exactly what race is and what it isn't.
It's hard to accept, but the wealth gap is not a mistake, Ta-Nehisi Coates writes at The Atlantic.
Ta-Nehisi Coates explains at the Atlantic why the lyrics to the duet by Brad Paisley and LL Cool J are laughable and why the very selection of LL as a collaborator was problematic.
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.
In light of discoveries of reported errors in counting ballots in Rep. Allen West's race, Atlantic blogger Ta-Nehisi Coates raises important questions about Florida's electoral process.
In his blog at the Atlantic, Ta-Nahesi Coates ponders why people question how Barack Obama got where he is, while no one asks the same about Mitt Romney.
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."
Ta-Nehisi Coates writes an op-ed for the New York Times about Mitt Romney's recent use of the word "culture."
Blogging at the Atlantic, Ta-Nahesi Coates takes on a right-wing radio host's comments about the president and says that he won't stop talking about racism until it ceases to be a significant force in our politics.