The Enduring Myth of Black Criminality

In his October 2016 cover story for The Atlantic, Ta-Nehisi Coates explores how mass incarceration has affected African American families.

"There's a long history in this country of dealing with problems in the African American community through the criminal justice system," he says in this animated interview. "The enduring view of African Americans in this country is as a race of people who are prone to criminality."

  

Voiceover by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

 
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