What Is A Fallacy In Between The World And Me

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“Between The World And Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates discusses the delusion many Americans fall into, “The Dream.” Coates tributes this book to his son, explaining the reality of the Dream that, on the surface, has set many Americans in a trance, becoming blinded by the rooted sacrifice of the “Black Body.” Transcending slavery, Coates explains that the breaking of the body has carried on through different forms like law enforcement, which he coins as “destroyers” that carry the country’s heritage and legacy. Coates elaborates that the process of desensitization and the forgetfulness of the dreamers is what hurts the black community; by explaining those who have the rites of passage of the Dream and the cost of it, “This has never been an option …show more content…

Remember: “Nothing about the world is meant to be.” Rogers critiques Coates’s book and ideology because there is no solution to the problem, and there is no possibility for change, which Rogers believes to be dangerous. According to Rogers, another fallacy in Coates’s writing is “For Coates, white supremacy does not merely structure reality; it is reality.” Further explaining that believing in white supremacy as the natural order of the United States closes the possibility for a path for change because it is unchangeable and therefore established. Though believing in the possibility of change, Rogers then asks, “what of those young protestors in the streets of Ferguson, Chicago, New York, and Charleston?” As African Americans still suffer in the United States, Rogers strengthens his problem with Coates’s writing, if everybody becomes complacent with racism, change will not happen; the only way is by addressing …show more content…

In the poem, he says, “I am the darker brother… Tomorrow, I’ll be at the table… They’ll see how beautiful I am and be ashamed.” Langston contrasted Coates’s pessimism by being hopeful for a better future where black Americans would be accepted. According to Langston, looking ahead and hanging on to the belief that America can change is the first step to change, whereas Coates dismisses the future and looks at the present and past as proof of nothing changing. Therefore Black beauty is meaningless in America, according to

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