. . . Coates’ cynicism is not simply cynicism for cynicism’s sake. The “hopelessness” identified by Anyabwile affects something in our minds and hearts, if we allow it.
What should this hopelessness inspire in Coates’ audience, particularly those of us who identify as Christians?
In a word, urgency.
Great commentary on encountering Coates from the perspective of a people of faith. Basically, if you aren't reading Ta Nehisi Coates regarding people of color in the U.S., you should be reading Ta Nehisi Coates regarding people of color in the U.S.