Maybe some of us were hoping that once Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton took a dirt nap, the most sordid legacy of the civil rights era – the feeding and exploiting the grievances of African-Americans for profit and notoriety (i.e. race hustling) – would come to an end. But Atlantic Contributor Ta-Nehisi Coates seems determined to keep racial animus alive and exploit it to his professional benefit and advancement.
He began his ascent as the new face of race-hustling with a long article, much praised by the progressive Neo-Puritan left, that called for people who had never owned slaves to pay slavery reparations to people who never were slaves.
More recently, he has moved in on the Sharpton/Jackson racket of exploiting riots and racial unless, by telling African-Americans that violence against police is not only okay, it’s exactly what they should be doing and anybody who says otherwise is an Uncle Tom.
And even more recently, in a speech at Johns Hopkins (Chik-Fil-A not welcome because hate) University, had described the United States as awash in “Oceans of white supremacy.”
“Plunder is not incidental to who we are. Plunder is not incidental to what America is,” Coates said, adding later: “You’re living in a country that could not exist without oceans of white supremacy.”
The race-hustle industry is incredible destructive to the USA in terms of race relations, and because accusations of “racism” make it impossible to address systemic problems in African-American communities. But as long as race pimps like Sharpton, Jackson, and now Coates can make a plush living at it, and accuse any who question their methods or motives of “racism,” it will not go away.