How Ta-Nehisi Coates Transformed Anti-Racism Into A Religion; The Federalist

“The churches have traded in their old teachings of judgment for a mess of pottage about self-esteem and self-acceptance,” writes Ryan Hammill in the Federalst. “…If the church will not tell you that you are a sinner, who will?

“So (Ta-Nehisi) Coates steps in, to claim the birthright the American churches have forfeited. He tells white people they are trapped in injustice. Although he’s not a religious man, the vocabulary of Christianity is present in his writing. White supremacy, Coates says, is ‘America’s original sin.'”

Hammill also cites an interview in which supremacist Richard Spencer said of Coates’ philosophy and that of other anti-racists: “This is the photographic negative of a white supremacist. This is why I’m actually very confident, because maybe those leftists will be the easiest ones to flip.”

Read Hammill’s full article here: How Ta-Nehisi Coates Transformed Anti-Racism Into A Religion


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