Racism In 'Ta-Nehisi Coates' Between The World And Me

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I found it interesting how in “Between the World and Me,” Ta-Nehisi Coates mentions that, “Racism is rendered as the innocent daughter of Mother Nature...” (Coates 7). He compares it to a tornado or earthquake, saying how many carelessly pretend that it is out of their hands. Specifically, he says, “That was the week you learned that the killers of Michael Brown would go free” (Coates 11). He uses this example to illustrate how Caucasians are not held responsible for their actions when it comes to crimes committed against African Americans. He also talks about the differences between the white and black world. He writes, “I have seen that dream all my life. It is perfect houses with nice lawns.” (Coates 11). This leads me to wonder: why do

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