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Talking Points: Ta-Nehisi Coates on the Real Source of Our Black Pride

January 18th, 2009 by Ajuan Mance

Ta-Nehisi Coates

Black people are not the descendants of kings. We are — and I say this with big pride — the progeny of slaves. If there’s any majesty in our struggle, it lies not in fairy tales but in those humble origins and the great distance we’ve traveled since.

–Ta-Nehisi Coates, in :”This is How We Lost to the White Man,”

The fathers may soar / And the children may know their names.

–Toni Morrison, Song of Solomon

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