Lessons From Ta-Nehisi Coates: The Power Of Memory And The Luxury Of Forgetting


Distinguished author Ta-Nehisi Coates brought his wealth of insights on the Black experience in North America as the second speaker of the Phil Lind Initiative Thinking While Black. A self-proclaimed “Leading Black Dad”, Coates rejects the myth of race and offers different perspectives on the the topic of Blackness, emphasizing the power of fiction to represent and inspire social change. This Ubyssey article captures the highlights of the insightful discussion moderated by Sara Ghebremusse, Assistant Professor at the UBC Peter A. Allard School of Law, on February 11, 2020.

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