How Thomas Chatterton Williams Gets Race Right

I. Last week, author and essayist Thomas Chatterton Williams wrote a full-scale assault of fellow writer and author Ta-Nehesi Coates in an New York Times op-ed entitled “How Ta-Nehesi Coates Gives Whiteness Power.” He makes the case as to why this country’s devotion to race as a construct will continue to perpetuate the deep divisions […]

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Being True to Our Native Land: Why Thomas Chatterton Williams gets the race conversation wrong

Oppression messes with the mind. That’s a sentiment that has stuck with me in earnest during the second half of 2014. ¬†As I personally embroiled myself with online conversations around race and gender that I found supremely frustrating and watch a nation grapple with race in a different manner following the deaths of Eric Garner […]

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