Ta-Nehisi Coates On His Debut Novel ‘The Water Dancer’ | All In | MSNBC Posted on November 19, 2019 by Hans Swaniawski by Hans Swaniawski Post navigation Surviving Severe Burns (Doctors Say He’s a Miracle)Vlog: Graphic novels – Sabrina/Apollo 14 thoughts on “Ta-Nehisi Coates On His Debut Novel ‘The Water Dancer’ | All In | MSNBC” Go T! Reply The Water Dancer is it an expose having to do with the highly salacious Pee Pee Tapes? If so then I'll take a copy. Reply Love this interview. Well done! Reply Great interviews require great guests! Reply We go from MSNBCannibal gangstalking of the elected President of the USA to some obscure album by somebody I never heard of Reply Must read Reply Some of the "slaves" sold after Jefferson's death were his own biological children. Look it up. Reply Extremely nerdy but I love it when these two gets together. I swear I get an IQ boost by the time I'm done listening to them Reply I will read this book along with so many other important reads that have come out but the topic of reparations has come up in our contemporary media even as trump has become a wrecking ball in our world. The thing is, how do you do something like reparations? This world is not everyone's. There are millions of people in this country that think trump is just what the doctor ordered for America. That means a lot of racist thought and racist hate resides in too many of us. So Coates brought up the topic of reparations a while back in an Atlantic article which I just read. In It, Coates talks about Congressman John Conyers Jr and Conyers’s bill which he introduces every session of Congress for the past 25 years. It's now called HR 40, the Commission to Study Reparation Proposals for African Americans Act. TO STUDY REPARATIONS! And we (Congress) won't even study the topic. This book is going to be about 18th or 19th century slavery, the experience of it. It will be about what it means to be a slave to the whites in this country. He knows that story well. If racism is a form of xenophobia, which I think it is, and xenophobia is "fear of the other" which I believe resides in our genetic code…how are we going to fix this racist nature of ours? I want that to be a primary task of our nation. We are a flawed nation and we don't do the work to correct the flaws. Reply No. The separation of families isn't coincidental at all. Amazing writer. Amazing interview. Reply Meanwhile, Cornell West is jerking off to his own essays he wrote in college. Reply A little disappointing. He's talented and articulate, but then I heard his "axed you that question" on Colbert's The Late Show, and "a activist or a agitator" on The View, and thought: credible journalism demands good grammar. I hope his editors correct for this shortcoming. Reply I think this was such a witty interview.His book is a must read https://books.apple.com/us/book/the-water-dancer-oprahs-book-club/id1452108632?itscg=30200&itsct=books_toolbox&at=1010l33aU Reply This is by far one of the best books that I've read this year. I highly recommend this!! Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.