Ta-Nehisi Coates Money Quote saying racists measure a man differently depending on his race and hold whites to lower standards than those required of other races. So Trump was elected. Ta-Nehisi Coates said:
How racism works. To be president, [Obama] had to be scholarly, intelligent, president of the Harvard Law Review, the product of some of our greatest educational institutions, capable of talking to two different worlds … Donald Trump had to be rich and white. That was it. That’s the difference.
— Ta-Nehisi Coates