10/30/2014 11:15 am ET Updated Oct 30, 2014

Ta-Nehisi Coates On White Supremacy And A Life Of Struggle

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This year we selected writer Ta-Nehisi Coates as the top honoree on The Root 100, our annual list of influential and high-achieving African Americans. It was June when The Atlantic published his widely read and highly acclaimed cover article, “The Case for Reparations,” which “lays bare a compelling argument for the pecuniary redress of Africans brought to this country in chains and continually terrorized—socially, politically and economically.”

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