Have you read much by Ta-Nehisi Coates? Do you have thoughts on “Between the World and Me”?

Yes, I have read TC.

My thoughts on Between The World and Me and his other writings is that it’s Liberal Complaints and Appeals, lacking Racial Analysis or Solutions.

He’s a good writer, but I don’t think he goes far enough asserting what needs to be done about the injustices he often articulates.  I appreciate his honesty in articulating his own fears, pains, trails, and perseverance; but beyond that, I think he essentially continues in the legacy of other Integrationist, who have concluded that there are solutions embedded within the very Systems and Institutions that create and profit from the problems. 

He’s currently the Black darling of the White Liberal Establishment, so I think we’ll have to wait for him to be replaced by a New Black darling before he can commit his talents and intelligence to more Racial analysis and advocacy. 

The same thing happened to Cornell West, who was a White Liberal Establishment’s Black darling; as soon as they cast him aside he became a little more Radical, fucking around with Revolutionary Communist and shit. LOL! So, maybe TC will go that same route. 

Or he may still remain true to his Liberal Integrationist roots even after he’s replaced by a new darling; like Van Jones did when White Leftist Establishment cast him aside.

Time will tell.