Yesterday, the MacArthur Foundation released the winners of its “Genius” grants for 2015, and among the chemists (William Dichtel), sociologists (Matthew Desmond) and set designers (Mimi Lien) was one Ta-Nehisi Coates, Atlantic writer and author of several acclaimed works in this year alone. For the first time ever, you’re allowed to call Ta-Nehisi Coates a genius.
“I wished I could be cool,” Mr. Coates said in a telephone interview. “But you just can’t be cool.”
Okay, but is it cooler than this?
America. Please. read. "Between the world and me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates— Mr. Carter (@S_C_) August 6, 2015
[image via The Atlantic]