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Cornel West attacks Ta-Nehisi Coates and Black twitter weighs in

By Selena Hill,

Black Twitter has a lot to say about the public feud between black intellectual thought leaders Dr. Cornel West and Ta-Nehisi Coates. Although West, a professor at Harvard University and the author of Race Matters, has criticized Coates in the past, he lambasted Coates in a recent op-ed in The Guardian titled Ta-Nehisi Coates is the Neoliberal Face of the Black Freedom Struggle. In the piece, West, slams Coates’ latest book, We Were Eight Years in Power, and denounces his view of black America as “narrow and dangerously misleading.” West also argues that Coates, a journalist and writer for The Atlantic, fails to address the intersectionality between white supremacy and other societal ills like classism, capitalism, and American imperialism.



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