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‘I Felt My Blackness Being Chipped Away Bit by Bit’

‘I Felt My Blackness Being Chipped Away Bit by Bit’

Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between The World And Me, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN

BY   Chris Bodenner
PUB   The Atlantic [perfectpullquote align=”full” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=”16″]My colleague Ta-Nehisi spoke last night with French journalist Iris Deroeux about his time living in Paris and more broadly about race in France compared to the U.S.:[/perfectpullquote]
One of audience members of that Facebook Live session was Kaylee Robinson, who wrote in to explains to share her experience living in South Korea as a black woman and the cultural ignorance surrounding her race in the rural school she taught at. (If you’ve ever been a black expat yourself and would like to share your experience living abroad, please drop us a note.) Here’s Kaylee:

Ta-Nehisi Coates and Iris Deroeux on race in France and America.

Ta-Nehisi Coates speaks with Iris Deroeux about his time in Paris and race in France and America. This event is part of the Washington Ideas Week, and produced in partnership with Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, AtlanticLIVE, and The Aspen Institute.

Posted by The Atlantic on Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Ta-Nehisi Coates
Coates is a national correspondent for The Atlantic, where he writes about cultural, social and political issues, particularly as they regard African-Americans. Coates has worked for The Village Voice, Washington City Paper, and Time. He has contributed to The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, The Washington Monthly, O, and other publications. In 2008 he published a memoir, The Beautiful Struggle: A Father, Two Sons, and an Unlikely Road to Manhood. His second book, Between the World and Me, was released in July 2015. It won the 2015 National Book Award for Nonfiction. He was the recipient of a “Genius Grant” from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation in 2015.

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