Between the World and Me - Coates

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Between the World and Me - Coates

Postby mtbturtle on September 21st, 2015, 7:16 am 

Between the World and Me by Ta Nihisi Coates has been called our generations James Baldwin and hailed "by Toni Morrison as 'required reading,' a bold and personal literary exploration of America’s racial history by “the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States'" The book is written in the style of James Baldwin's The Fire Next Time which was an open letter to his nephew originally published in the Progressive which is available online here. Coates is writing to his 15 year old son in the wake of too many police atrocities.

If you are white or think you are white, if you aren't sure what that's supposed to mean, read this book. If you are confused about the Black Lives Matter movement read this book. It may help you understand the bodily terror and assault that Blacks grow up with and grows into their bodies.

The title is taken from a poem by Richard Wright "Between the World and Me"
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