“We are invited to listen, but never to truly join the narrative, for to speak as the slave would, to say that we are as happy for the Civil War as most Americans are for the Revolutionary War, is to rupture the narrative.”
The Atlantic May 2014
"Until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole."
The Atlantic Sep 2012
The false promise and double standard of integration in the Obama era.
The Atlantic Apr 2011
As surely as 2008 was made possible by black people’s long fight to be publicly American, it was also made possible by those same Americans’ long fight to be publicly black. That latter fight belongs especially to one man, as does the sight of a first family bearing an African name. Barack Obama is the president. But it’s Malcolm X’s America.