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...I have absolutely no problem with Dianne Feinstein giving Kay Bailey Hutchinson some dap. This isn't like when Vanilla Ice came out and white kids thought that he'd invented hip-hop. Obama is a presidential nominee. Everyone knows why they are doing it. Frankly, I think it's cool.

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Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle.

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