April 19, 2012
"I came up in the era when people thought the inner-cities were going to turn into Mad Max. Whatever else has gone wrong, that hasn’t happened. That fact does not fit neatly into the black pathology narrative. Or into the notion that somehow every generation of young people are worse than their parents. But it is the truth, nonetheless."

Ta-Nehisi Coates, on the progress of inner-city America.

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