Ta-Nehisi Coates on Joe Biden’s 2020 Victory

Published on November 11, 2020

Ta-Nehisi Coates lays out why he didn’t celebrate Joe Biden’s win, talks about the difficulties of having his book The Water Dancer adapted into a film and shares a story about interviewing Chadwick Boseman while covering a protest for their college newspaper.

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  • Lena Pontes 2 years ago

    Ta-nehisi is too good looking, well spoken, and accomplished 😭😭 you can’t do it all like that… making everyone else look bad. Between the world and me was suuuuch a good book

  • Albert Marion Lim 2 years ago

    You can play a drinking game and take a shot each time when he says you know

  • Rashad 2 years ago


  • Soul Group 2 years ago

    Nice to see a more realistic perspective of a Biden Presidency.

  • New Message 2 years ago

    Biden is willing to entertain the idea that he’s wrong about something, and listen to your reasons why. He’s not ‘perfect’, but he’s the definition of a decent person. Kamala will shape him up on the things he needs to rethink. The two of them together will surprise us, I think.

  • Brian Lacy 2 years ago

    Progressive ppl organized like hell to get Dems to squeak by Hair Fürôr. If we fail to flip Senate Dems and Progs won’t be able to rebalance supremes.

    Makes Progressives’ work all the hardest moving forward

  • JaneDoe 2 years ago

    There is a fraud in KY and NC. There is simply there is no way that the turtle and the hypocrite Lindsey Gay can be elected so many times while they have done nothing for the people expect for caring their own power. These two people can not win without fraud! Investigations are needed!

  • Caitlyn Cruz 2 years ago


  • DAVE KNIGHT 2 years ago

    Americans have to come to the conclusion that this election is not about Trump vs Biden it is and always be Trump vs Democracy and Democracy won.

  • Lynn Sims 2 years ago


  • Cameron Moore 2 years ago

    Obama never openly endorsed police violence. He just quietly ignored it, and passively enabled police to run amuck under his Administration murdering people every day (i always😂 to hear cops say “just like any other profession…”) But there’s never been an other unionized bunch of laborers who just started indiscriminately killing other Americans of all walks of life. As annoying as restaurant patrons are, our food servers haven’t collectively gone postal the way cops seem to have. But it could happen.

  • Joel O 2 years ago

    less of the interview spent on why Biden’s term won’t be so great, but great interview anyway. Last late-night host with any integrity

  • sargonsrobot2 2 years ago

    Mills & Boon with a twilight one twist=wet.

  • terry s 2 years ago

    Much love and respect for you Mr Coates. Thank you for sharing your invaluable voice with the world.

  • black bird 2 years ago

    We are a better world with Mr Coates and his writing.

  • Isla Grace 2 years ago

    It was not tough election, for me, it was simple choice between corruption, inhumanity, lies , incompetence , racism, narcissism, ignorance vs simple decency, humanity, truth and my country.

  • Artie Rupinen 2 years ago

    How’s his Captain America run?

  • TomTonya H 2 years ago

    I would never have pronounced his name correctly unless I heard it first.

  • austinartman 2 years ago

    Why does this highly educated guy insist on speaking in Ebonics?

  • austinartman 2 years ago

    Black Panther was one of the worst films ever made and was nothing for anyone to be
    proud of in spite of the fact that it brought in a gazillion bucks. If I were black I would
    be embarrassed by it. Hell, I’m white and I’m embarrassed by it. I fell asleep during the movie.


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