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Ta-Nehisi Coates Calls Out Mitch McConnell At House Hearing On Slavery Reparations

1 month ago   |   By The Huffington Post

Coates' 2014 Atlantic essay "The Case for Reparations" is largely credited with bringing discussion of reparations back into the national spotlight.
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Ta-Nehisi Coates dismantles Mitch McConnell's excuse for opposing reparations on live TV

Ta-Nehisi Coates dismantles Mitch McConnell's excuse for opposing reparations on live TV

1 month ago   |   By Think Progress

On Wednesday, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties Committee held a hearing on the issue of slavery reparations, the first time in over a decade members of Congress formally broached the subject.
Among those invited to testify before the committee was Ta-Nehisi Coates, the author, journalist, and academic whose 2014 essay in The Atlantic outlined the case in favor of reparations and reignited a national conversation on the matter.
One day before the hearing, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he would oppose any effort to pursue...
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At Raucous Reparations Hearing, Ta-Nehisi Coates Takes Aim at Mitch McConnell

At Raucous Reparations Hearing, Ta-Nehisi Coates Takes Aim at Mitch McConnell

1 month ago   |   By NY Times

Mr. Coates, the African-American author, called out Mr. McConnell, the Senate leader, for saying he was opposed to compensation “for something that happened 150 years ago.”
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Read and Watch Ta-Nehisi Coates' Rebuke of Mitch McConnell at the House Reparations Hearing

1 month ago   |   By Slate

Coates's response was a catalog of crimes against black people by the federal government in McConnell's own lifetime.
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Ta-Nehisi Coates ripped into Mitch McConnell during congressional testimony where he made the case for reparations for the descendants of slaves

Ta-Nehisi Coates ripped into Mitch McConnell during congressional testimony where he made the case for reparations for the descendants of slaves

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Influential writer Ta-Nehisi Coates passionately condemned Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell during a Wednesday congressional hearing on reparations for the descendants of slaves.
Coates helped ignite a national conversation about reparations for the descendants of slaves with his 2014 essay in The Atlantic, "The Case for Reparations."
On Tuesday, McConnell said that Americans shouldn't be responsible for providing reparations in part because "no one currently alive was responsible for" slavery.
"was alive to witness kleptocracy in his native Alabama and a regime premised on electoral...
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