Thu, May 22, 2014 1:31 PM EDT

Ta-Nehisi Coates has published a long-awaited reported feature in The Atlantic titled "The Case for Reparations." The writer lays his argument out in 10 chapters; online, it includes multimedia elements like videos interactive maps.

Coates, who advocates for systemic approaches to inequity, tells Bill Moyers why honest, conscious conversations about history, white supremacy and policy are crucial to his vision of justice.