Ta-Nehisi Coates sat down with an interview with Amy Goodman on Democracy Now! on Wednesday, where he said that he “will be voting for Sen. Sanders.” This endorsement is particularly interesting, due to some very real criticisms Coates wrote about Sanders earlier this month.
Coates is a correspondent for The Atlantic and won the 2015 National Award winner for his book, Between the World and Me. His essay, The Case for Reparations, is a must read. Late into last January, Coates wrote about some of his frustrations with Sanders’ lack of willingness to publicly support reparations for slavery.