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Thursday, May 22, 2014

Ta-Nehisi Coates on Reparations in The Atlantic

Posted by Dan Savage on Thu, May 22, 2014 at 9:44 AM

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This is the piece that everyone will be talking about for the next two weeks—or the next twenty years. So you might want to make some time to read it now.

Gay marriage went from inconceivable to laughable to an existential threat to obviously just in a few short decades. I expect that reparations for slavery (and Jim Crow and redlining) will do the same—and I epxect that we will one day look back at Ta-Nehisi Coates' 2014 piece in The Atlantic the same way we look back at Andrew Sullivan's 1989 piece in the New Republic ("Here Comes The Groom: A (Conservative) Case For Gay Marriage"). This is an essay that could jumpstart a movement. Go read it.

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