Ta-Nehisi Coates is a black author, journalist, educator, and public intellectual. He has authored an extraordinary piece for the Atlantic, entitled “My President Was Black.” The article is long and serious; it requires attention and time.
I encourage you to take the time, give attention, bear witness. Coates helps us make sense — whatever sense can be made — of the juxtaposition of the Obama presidency and Trump.
Only one of those men will ever be my president, and as is true for Coates, my president is black.