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Ta-Nehisi Coates quotes and sayings

Journalist | Born: 1975
Ta-Nehisi Coates motivational quote : I try to write in a way that makes people feel things.
Ta-Nehisi Coates motivational quote : I'm a writer. My job is to speak what - that which I think is true. If that bridges the gap, that's good. If it doesn't, that's too bad.
Ta-Nehisi Coates motivational quote : It meant something to see people who looked like me in comic books. It was this beautiful place that I felt pop culture should look like.
Ta-Nehisi Coates motivational quote : I think a lot about the private emotions of black people - what we feel and yet is rarely publicly expressed.
Ta-Nehisi Coates motivational quote : It was mostly through pop culture, through hip-hop, through Dungeons & Dragons and comic books that I acquired much of my vocabulary.
Ta-Nehisi Coates motivational quote : Outside of hip-hop, it was in comics that I most often found the aesthetics and wisdom of my world reflected.
Ta-Nehisi Coates motivational quote : In particular in how Barack Obama has directed what you could describe as patronizing remarks to African-American communities.
Ta-Nehisi Coates motivational quote : I think human societies tend to be problematic.
Ta-Nehisi Coates motivational quote : We've got in the habit of not really understanding how freedom was in the 19th century, the idea of government of the people in the 19th century. America commits itself to that in theory.
Ta-Nehisi Coates motivational quote : To be black in the Baltimore of my youth was to be naked before the elements of the world.
Ta-Nehisi Coates motivational quote : If, to the end of its existence, America harbors white supremacy, I don't know how remarkable that would be. France has dealt with anti-Semitism since its inception.
Ta-Nehisi Coates motivational quote : I never expected my writing to become as popular as it did.
Ta-Nehisi Coates motivational quote : I think President Barack Obama deeply underestimated the force of white supremacy in American life.