Wrestling With Ta-Nehisi Coates’ New Book ‘Between The World And Me’

Ta-Nehisi CoatesJuly 23, 2015 – Segment 2

Our guest host is Dr. Lester Spence, Center for Emerging Media Scholar-In-Residence, Associate Professor of Political Science and Africana Studies at Johns Hopkins University, and author of the forthcoming Knocking the Hustle: Against the Neoliberal Turn in Black Politics.

In follow-up to Marc’s discussion yesterday with Ta-Nehisi Coates on his new book Between the World and Me, we continue the discussion on this important and compelling book. The panel of guests includes: Dr. Karsonya “Kaye” Wise Whitehead, Assistant Professor of Communication and Affiliate Assistant Professor of African and African American Studies at Loyola University Maryland, the author of several books, including Letters to My Black Sons: Raising Boys in a Post-Racial America and the award-winning Notes From A Colored Girl: The Civil War Pocket Diaries of Emile Frances Davis, and writer of a review of Between the World and Me in the Baltimore Sun; Dr. Kimberly Moffitt, Associate Professor of American Studies at University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) and co-editor of Blackberries and Redbones: Critical Articulations of Black Hair/Body Politics in Africana Communities; and D. Watkins, Salon.com writer and author of the forthcoming The Beast Side: Living and Dying While Black in America.