Black Man Exposed In Coates's Between The World And Me

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In his book Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates writes a letter to his son divulging into what life is like growing up as a black man. As Cotes writes he explores the life of a black man and the ways he must navigate through a society that prioritizes the white hegemonic above the lives of young black men. The specific idea that intrigued me the most in Coates’ book was his idea exploring that: “The streets and the schools as arms of the same beast” (Coats 33). Coates discussed that both schools and the street weaponize fear as a means of control over black men. Schools would use their power as an official system as a means to perpetuate racism. Coates continues to elaborate that while white people will claim noble intentions, that no

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