What I tell my students is that you here at MIT have access to great knowledge…more knowledge than 99.9 percent of people who have ever been on planet Earth, and I think you have some sort of moral duty to learn how to communicate that. Knowledge is power; power shouldn’t be hoarded.TA-NEHISI COATES - on teaching at MIT
How should the U.S. address problems of violent policing? As a nation, we may be asking the police to do certain things that they shouldn't, says Ta-Nehisi Coates. The Atlantic correspondent offers his Brief But Spectacular take on the legacy of white supremacy in America today.
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Interview with Bill Moyers (5/21/2014)
Ta-Nehisi Coates is a National Correspondent at The Atlantic and author of The Beautiful Struggle: A Father, Two Sons, and an Unlikely Road to Manhood (Spiegel & Grau, 2008).
He is a leading journalist and public intellectual whose work centers on politics, culture, and society from a point of view that recognizes that the United States is not yet a race-blind society. As an MLK Scholar, Coates taught one course per semester and gave public lectures at MIT.