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Ta-Nehisi On Michelle

One of my favorite guests, Ta-Nehisi Coates of The Atlantic, has a great piece in this month's issue about Michelle Obama, called "American Girl: The Radical Normalcy of Michelle Obama." He begins it with this provocative sentence: "The first time I saw Michelle Obama in the flesh, I almost took her for white."

Coates' dad, Paul, a publisher and former Black Panther, asks him some good questions about that lede in this [hilarious, but incisive] interview, which is on The Atlantic's website:

Read the piece. Tell me what you think.

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