Ta-Nehisi Coates: Letter to My Son

“Here is what I would like for you to know: In America, it is traditional to destroy the black body—it is heritage.”

This letter, published on 4th July by Ta-Nehisi Coates and written to his 15-year-old son is painful, uncomfortable, crushing, important, necessary, honest and true. There is nothing else for me to say. Read it. When you read it you’ll understand why it has been written, or maybe you won’t.

Read the letter here.


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