"The First White President" by Ta-Nehsi Coates
Just got finished reading Ta-Nehsi Coates 4-part article "The First White President" and in the wake of an overwhelming amount of white supremacist coming out of the closet, this article couldn't have come at a better time because it details the power of whiteness. He puts the current President of the United States in a seat in which many seem uncomfortable to place him in even when he uttered “grab ’em by the pussy” and demanded the birth certificate of the first black President Barack Obama. The seat is that of white supremacy.
What Coates does in his article is just as the title states, he explains how Donald Trump is the first white president of the United States. This is interpreted to mean that Trump is the first president to win because of his skin color independently.
Coates attaches Trump's victory not only to the white working class, as politicians and others have done, but to white people within every economic class. Thus leading us to the unequivocal conclusion that white supremacy is deeply rooted in this country with no intentions of leaving until we address it with the same level of intensity it emits. Any level of white supremacy needs to be dealt with and not forgiven or passed off as something else because I surely do not want another "white" president.