Ta-Nehisi Coates is voting for Bernie Sanders

However, Mr Coates says he's not "feeling the Bern"

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The Independent US

Ta-Nehisi Coates, the prolific author of Between the World and Me and “The Case for Reparations,” says he’ll be voting for Bernie Sanders this election season.

During an interview with Democracy Now, Mr Coates humbly explained why he'd be voting for the self-proclaimed Democratic socialist.

"I will be voting for Senator Sanders. I have tried to avoid this question, but, yes, I will be voting for Senator Sanders. I try to avoid that, because I want to write as a journalist—do you know what I mean?—and separate that from my role as, I don’t know, a private citizen," he said. 

"But I don’t think much is accomplished by ducking the question. Yes, I will vote for Senator Sanders. My son influenced me."

However, Mr Coates later clarified on Twitter: "Addendum: No reason to be particularly excited about my personal vote. I'm gonna keep writing like I'm writing."

“So yeah. This ain't ‘feeling the Bern.’ It's just trying to be a decent citizen and as transparent as I can be.”