This Song Has My Name on It

Hey, I resemble that remark:


For those that don't know, Ta-Nehisi Coates is a blogger for The Atlantic, who writes about culture, race, and politics. He's one of my favorite bloggers on the web, and you should definitely read his blog (he's also a geek, as his twitter bio would prove). If he ever happens to hear this song, I hope he knows that I used his name because, well a) it's an awesome name, and b) I think he's come to stand for, at least to me, a welcome and comforting voice when it comes to speaking on race and America, specifically America's complex relationship when it comes to race in all elements of our culture and ethics.

I like it better when they say Ta-Nehisi is a) a fake ghetto name and b) a thuggish and gangsta voice bent on marryin' yer daughters. 

Ahh well. I can't hope to inspire everyone to such heights. 

To state the obvious Adam, I am, touched and quite flattered.

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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