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Baltimore-born Ta-Nehisi Coates earns Polk Award for commentary
Baltimore-born Ta-Nehisi Coates earns Polk Award for commentary

Baltimore native Ta-Nehisi Coates has won a prestigious journalism award for his ground-breaking and exhaustively researched essay on the obstacles that African-Americans have faced in building wealth. "The Case for Reparations," the June 2014 cover story in The Atlantic magazine, won a George Polk Award for commentary, it was announced Sunday. Coates grew up in Baltimore and graduated from Woodlawn High School. Currently, he is The Atlantic's national correspondent. The citation noted that Coates' "provocative and well-documented essay … argued that the gap in wealth and opportunity between white and black Americans is primarily the result of...

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