As society has experienced the recent deaths of Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and Eric Garner through media coverage, it has began a dialogue regarding the treatment of young men of color and the attitude of law enforcement and lawmakers in regards to the safety and security of the urban black population. Between the World and Me is a letter Ta-Nehisi Coates writes to his teenage son, one that describes the tragedy and truth of the black experience, and focuses on what it means to be a child and parent in the black community and how lives are impacted by the inherent racism and societally engrained perspective held by those in power.
Coates begins his narrative addressing the lack of prosecution of the police officer killing of Michael Brown, a young, black man. After hearing that the killer of Brown would go free, Coates' son Samori leaves the room and is later heard crying...
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A gloss of suffering
- sonja jaffee
great supplement to the full writing by Coates
- Alan C. Earing