The Race Matters Book Discussion Group began in January this year. The focus book right now is We Were Eight Years in Power, a collection of essays by Ta-Nehisi Coates penned between 2012 and 2017 for The Atlantic.
Race Matters meets on the third Tuesday of every month at 6:30pm at the Main Library in Downtown Wilmington. On July 17, the topic of discussion is reparations for black Americans-a controversial subject covered in Chapter 6 of Coates' collection. This article, "The Case for Reparations," can be read from The Atlantic archive.
Listen to Jim Downey, who founded the group, and Toya Wilson, a memeber since the beginning, above. Check back here to read our extended conversation later today.
The group welcomes new participants every month-all are welcome.
CORRECTION: Ta-Nehisi Coates began writing for The Atlantic in 2008; an earlier version of the audio story incorrectly stated 2012.