We bring you two hours of the Coates family – Ta-Nehisi and Paul Coates, that is. The premium for these two hours when you donate at the $100 level is a copy of Ta-Nehisi Coates’ book The Beautiful Struggle: A Father, Two Sons, and an Unlikely Road to Manhood. Please call in to 410-319-8888 and help us achieve our goal, or click here to donate online, and please designate The Marc Steiner Show in the drop down menu.
As you know, Ta-Nehisi Coates stepped into the international spotlight last year when his article “The Case for Reparations,” was featured as the cover story for the June 2014 issue of The Atlantic. In the article he puts forth the argument that Black Americans as a group – because of slavery, segregation, and Federal housing policy – have been prevented from building inter-generational wealth. In the first hour you will hear my interview with him from last June.