Yesterday as I was driving home from work my local NPR station informed me that I was about to hear an interview with Ta-Nehisi Coates, and I thought: Hmmm. I used to read everything Coates wrote and wanted more, but over the last couple of years I came to think that he was too certain about everything, too quick to dismiss everyone who didn’t see things precisely as he sees them, too ready to caricature people he doesn’t know anything about.
And then I listened to the interview, and thought: What an awesome guy. How incredibly honest, and humble, and gracious, and smart, and fascinating. I wish I could buy him drinks and listen to him as long as he is willing to talk.
So I am now officially all over his take on T’Challa.