After Dr. Marcus Campbell interviewed Ta-Nehisi Coates audience members were given a chance to ask questions. A white woman in the audience asked him, how she should react to her friends using the N-Word. Ta-Nehisi’s response was simple and brilliant. Ta-Nehisi Paul Coates is an American author, journalist, comic book writer, and educator. Coates is a national correspondent for The Atlantic, where he writes about cultural, social and political issues, particularly as they regard African-Americans.