Slavery

America, We Need to Talk

In a rebuttal to Mitch McConnell—and possibly Joe Biden—Ta-Nehisi Coates helped House Democrats start a conversation on slavery, racism, and reparations.

Divided We Fall

The Founders knew that economic inequality would destroy America's democracy. So why can't the Constitution save us?

Ripping the Veil

Slave narratives have always been popular—and predictable. Can a new generation rewrite the rules?