On today’s program, best-selling writer Ta-Nehisi Coates explores race in America. On October 28, Coates spoke to a packed house in Berkeley Ca. The event was produced by KPFA and moderated by Greg Bridges.

With Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation’s history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of “race,” a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men—bodies exploited through slavery and segregation, and, today, threatened, locked up, and murdered out of all proportion. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? ( Hard Knock Radio 08-07-20 )