Coates Praises Elizabeth Warren on Reparations

Ta-Nehisi Coates, author of “The Case for Reparations,” praised Sen. Elizabeth Warren in the New Yorker on Monday as a 2020 presidential hopeful who is not just giving “lip service on reparations.”

When asked if he would take some Democrats “more seriously than others when they talk about reparations,” Coates replied, “Yeah, I think Elizabeth Warren is probably serious.

“I think she means it. I mean—I guess it will break a little news—after ‘The Case for Reparations’ came out, she just asked me to come and talk one-on-one with her about it,” Coates added. “She had read it. She was deeply serious, and she had questions. And it wasn’t, like, Will you do X, Y, and Z for me? It wasn’t, like, I’m trying to demonstrate I’m serious.”