• Oy Vey Esme

    It’s telling that Random House disabled comments on this video. Rather than allowing open and honest discussion on Coates’ opinion, the publisher has set his words aside, as if they were sanctified, and thus encouraged viewers to believe that his words are somehow true, that “white people” feel as if they own everything, are entitled to everything, and so on. No one is allowed to counter that in the context of the video, which only skews the debate of racism and racial relations in the US. Without such debate, no matter how ugly it gets, how can we possibly begin to understand one another and move past this giant, dead beast rotting in the middle of our road forward?