In One Tweet, Ta-Nehisi Coates Reveals the Power of Being Born Black

In one tweet, Ta-Nehisi Coates did what he so often does best: elevate the conversation about race in a way that even the most ignorant Americans should be able to understand…


More details at the link. ‘Ice people’ are white, as opposed to brown ‘sun people.’

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  • Uncle_Waspy

    Well, clearly anyone with apostrophes and hyphens in his/her name is superior. And they’re free to build their own utopian societies in Liberia or Haiti.

    • MRHapla

      200 years, not doing so good in either garden spot.

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Because sun people have contributed so much to the world.

    • MRHapla

      hey, barefoot, grass huts and lapping water at the nearby stream , doesn’t just happen on it’s own,,,takes a super people to stagnate for 150,000 years.

  • Linda1000

    I’m an ice person who lives in the Land of Snow and Ice so “we no be needin any dem uppity sun bitches peoples cuming to cracker land melting us to ice cubes like dey doin to da poelice in da hot sun lans.”
    Wish I could get the lingo right. 🙂

    • Drunk_by_Noon

      I think the correct lingo is:
      FREEZE, POLICE!!!

      • winniec

        ….I’m laughing so much it hurts… 😉

  • Martin B

    If it wasn’t for “ice people”, this clown and everyone like him would be dead of cholera in a grass hut in Ghana.

  • Minicapt

    He assumes no “ice people” are involved in ensuring his pay-cheque is accurate and arrives on time?
    Being named after the greatest Black Egyptian Prince of antiquity might absolve one of the necessity for intellectual honesty and reliability. However, it can also be remembered that the ancestors of Tiny-Hissy Coates were sent to the New World because they were the losers.

    Cheers

    • Frau Katze

      Anymore info on the name? Wiki says

      Coates says that Ta-Nehisi is an Egyptian name for ancient Nubia.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        I say it’s the North American name of a contemporary butthead.

        • Frau Katze

          Wiki also said his father was a former Black Panther. Must have picked up some pretty “hate whitey” attitudes. I haven’t read much by him but he’s OBSESSED with stuff that happened in the distant past. Huge chip on shoulder.

          • Drunk_by_Noon

            When you have nothing else, and all of your role models were outrageous, you must find a way to be outrageous yourself, even if you make it up.

            I can’t wait to see what his upcoming literary scandal will be, and you just know that it is coming.
            Will he turn out to be a plagiarizer, or will he be outed for making up false stories?
            The guy’s a fraud. It just remains to be seen just how deep his fraudulence goes.

          • Frau Katze

            I might start watching him closely….if I can find the time!

      • Minicapt

        He told a tale of how his father, an enthusiast for the idea of ancient black civilisations, had named him after a prince of ancient Egypt. Based on his further meanderings, it appeared that this prince was a member of the black elite which ruled the land before the paler ones of the traditional Egypt usurped their patrimony, etc.

        Cheers

        • Frau Katze

          Now he’s changed his story. See Wiki entry on him ( if you can be bothered). His father was a Black Panther.

  • mauser 98

    ice people?

    Coates would get on a Somali designed/piloted/maintained aircraft?

    Pastor Manning would shut this drama queen down but quick

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t0stJkUWUyM

    • John

      Black people did build Zimbabwe. The city is certainly made of stone and its location near the south of Africa means that it’s probably an entirely indigenous creation; the fruit of Black African effort, discipline and planning.

      • MRHapla

        Greater Zimbabwe was a big mud hut. Yee-ha!

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        South Africa is going to follow Rhodesia and transform into Zimbabwe.

  • Werewolf

    I’d be very interested to hear this person define the criteria of his supposed superiority. Superior people tend to contribute to and advance society. Coates hasn’t accomplished anything of merit by those standards. To my knowledge, all he’s ever done is flap his ignorant gums and make up childishly stupid nicknames for white people.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    Remember folks, the New York Times proclaimed him “…our most indispensable public intellectual”.

    This is a man who had no stinking idea, and who later confessed, that he didn’t know who Saint Augustine was, and yet he’s an intellectual?
    Really now.
    No, he’s just another black man on the grift.

    I must then be the second coming of Blaise ‘effing Pascal then!

    • Frau Katze

      NYT is degrading. The writer there who said that was black herself ( there was a picture in the newsletter).

      Their book reviews are not even worth reading anymore. They review books by liberal “minority” writers, or whining feminists. The books they pick are not worth reading.

    • Frau Katze

      The site “Mic” is real lefty. I don’t go there often but it turned up in a Google alert on “racist|racism”.

      • Drunk_by_Noon

        Yeah, I figured it wasn’t one of your regular haunts. 😉

        At first, I thought the good Dr. Marcie Bianco was merely being snarky, but nope, she is a full-on supporter.
        Wow!
        What an intellectually incestuous world these creeps must all live in.

  • Dana Garcia

    Hey, Taneesi, there’s a whole continent devoted to the melanin enhanced where you could easily fit in.

    Ice people only appear to do things like rescue the locals from ebola.

  • MRHapla

    and Tinydancer is leaving the ice people to rejoin his sun folk when, exactly?

    Ice man don’t need him around, anyhow,,,,, (apologies to Skynard,,,)

  • winniec

    It isn’t racial prejudice when BLACK PEOPLE DO IT!

    And no one has right to judge you because you’re in an ‘officially designated, protected victim’ group, right?

    Only white people may be called ‘racist’, right?

    “Homo sum, nil humanum a me alienum puto.” – Martial
    So Ah-Not-Nici Coates, why not try being ‘human’ and a ‘citizen of the world’, rather than a snot?