Andy Seal is a graduate student in American Studies at Yale University. He is a regular blogger at the Society for U.S. Intellectual History and has written for the Chronicle of Higher Education, n+1 and The Quarterly Conversation.
Ta-Nehisi Coates, James Baldwin and the “Brawl of Ancestors”
Critics who simply claim that "Coates is no Baldwin" are ignoring what can be a comparison that allows us to understand both writers more deeply.