My President Was Black, by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Ta-Nehisi Coates, Author of critically acclaimed biographies Between the World and Me , Beautiful Struggle , and best-selling comic of 2016 Black Panther is a national correspondent for The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. As recipient of a number of recognitions and fellowships (Harriet Beecher Stowe Center Prize for Writing to Advance Social Justice, American Library in Paris Visiting Fellowship, National Book Award for Nonfiction, Fellow of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Phi Betta Kappa member), Coates work is highly respected and might be described as a must-read author by some.

Recently published under The Atlantic, My President Was Black: A history of the first African American White House—and of what came next, is one such must-read article. A Six-chapter read well worth the time, Coates takes a deep dive into the meaning of President Obama's time in office and what his successor, President-Elect Donald Trump, may change about this legacy.

Follow the source for the full article. Additionally, the piece President Obama's Faith in White America by Tressie Mcmillan Cottom gives a quality counter perspective to some of the points made in Coates' piece.