TNC is Ta-Nehisi Coates, he writes for the Atlantic. He mostly writes about issues around race, which is a topic of interest to me. He is, consistently, a thoughtful and measured writer, and he does his homework.
What's not to like?
He has a long piece up now which I'm making my way through, and which I recommend. It has the guaranteed-to-start-arguments title The Case For Reparations.
"Reparations" in this case refers to reparations to American blacks, from the American public. There are probably a thousand plausible bases for a pro-reparations argument, Coates starts from the patterns of systematic housing discrimination that persisted well past Jim Crow days.
Coates was until fairly recently not an advocate of reparations; he explains some of the reasons for his change of mind here.
FWIW I am, personally, not an advocate of reparations, but not for the obvious practical or logistical reasons. My feeling is that, were reparations ever to be made, they would be followed by widespread resentment of blacks that would make current-day blabbing about "those people" seem like very small potatoes in comparison. The attitude would, I think, be we've paid you off, now leave us alone. You're on your own.
Just my opinion.
In any case, Coates is always, always worth reading. Enjoy.
h/t to our very own Donald J.