It was really interesting to hear Ta-Nehisi Coates speak, especially after we had read his article on reparations for class. I am always curious to see how a writer’s voice is different or similar between his speaking and writing.
As I listened to renowned journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates discuss violence within African American communities, I couldn’t help but be draw by his words.”Something will happen…it is mathematically certain,” he stated as he addresses the Bucknell community. The deaths of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and Eric Garner were terrible but expected. This is not new violence in African American communities, but “a lot of recent actions over the past year have caused people to pay attention.” Continue reading “Because something will happen…it is mathematically certain”