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The Beautiful Struggle And Between The World And Me By Ta-Nehisi Coates

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Ta- Nehisi Coates lives in New York with his wife and son. He is a national correspondent for The Atlantic and received the George Polk Award for his cover story, “The Case for Reparations” in The Atlantic. He also received the National Magazine Award, the Hillman Prize for Opinion and Analysis Journalism. Coates is the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle and Between the World and Me.

Between the World and Me was written by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Ta-Nehisi Coates wrote the book as a letter to his son, He tries to answer difficult question using the past, his past, and the present. He tries to answer, “What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live with in it?” and “How can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history
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which has a history of shootings and imprisonment of black people. At the end of his situation ended with his freedom, Prince Carmen Jones did not; Coates went to the funeral. The prayers for forgiveness for the officer who shot the boy did not mean anything to Coates because of race defining tendencies of police towards black people. He also talks about living in New York City with his family; he discussed support and companionship of fellow black friends and friends and the images of rich white people and their freedom. Black men had to be on guard, ready for violence which is an aspect that steals time from the black man according to Coates. When bringing his son to pre-school he was on guard but then realized there wasn’t hate in the school. He could not control the impulse and felt bad about having it. He reflects on a black families’ home that was repossessed by white authorities. Coates see the system as one that sees black bodies as disposable and exploitable. He talks about how African Americans are kept in places that aren’t good quality by the city planning, real estate business, and the banks. He urges his son to not pursue the dream and discuss the bad
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