If you are not already, please go read anything by Ta-Nehisi Coates. I believe he is a thoughtful young man who gives much to think about.
UPDATE: For a real treat and an excellent example of how a writer engages properly with his commenters, take a gander at this post and comment thread. And, uh, sorry for the last sentence in the above paragraph. (Redundant much?) I write badly when I write quickly and I’m late for work.