The Panel/Ta-Nehisi Coates v Cornel West: Black Academics and Activists Give Their Verdict
December 22, 2017. The Guardian. One of the leading Black intellectuals in the US, Ta-Nehisi Coates, got into a row with Harvard scholar Cornel West on Twitter in December of 2017. Coates hit back, listing all his articles criticizing US foreign policy, before completely deleting his Twitter account and backing out of social media. Commentators Melvin Rogers, Patrisse Cullors, Carol Anderson, and Shailja Patel discuss the impact of this debate amidst the struggle for racial equality.