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Ta-Nehisi Coates Is an Optimist Now
"[O]ur politics occurs within the imagination of the citizen. If I don’t believe that black people are human, it really doesn’t matter what you say to me about policy. So the question is: How do we decide who gets to be human and who doesn’t? How do we decide who our heroes are, and who our heroes aren’t? All of that is tied together in the stories we tell ourselves. [...]"
storytelling  law  politics  narrative  black  BlackLivesMatter  citizenship  democrats  democracy  usa 
4 weeks ago by allaboutgeorge

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