The First White President

Ta-Nehisi Coates by Eduardo Montes-Bradley — Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0

Ta-Nehisi Coates’ recent essay, “Donald Trump Is Out. Are We Ready to Talk About How He Got In?” is an update to his 2017 piece, “The First White President.” These are long pieces, but well worth the read. As he points out, Trump won every category of white people in the 2016 election: male, female; young, old; all economic levels; all geographic areas. Coates also notes that Trump’s share of the white vote was similar to that of Romney in…




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