Essay on Analysis Of The Text ' Between The World And Me '

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In the text “Between The World and Me” by Ta-Nehisi Coates, he speaks about what it means to be black in America. The text is written to his son and explains to him how to survive in this corrupted country. Coates explains the American Dream and defines it as well; giving us an insight on what it actually would mean. The American dream; what is it really, and what does it mean to the citizens of America? American in general does not have a good reputation with its people, as well as the “Minorities” of America. America was built on the deaths of millions of what we would call “minorities” today. The American Dream is not what it claims to be, and involves the exploitation of the citizens, primarily black americans who had contributed the most to the country. America tends to “forget” about its history and how America acquired the amenities that they have today. Coates writes “But a very large number of Americans will do all they can to preserve the dream”(33). The actions and measures that will be enforced are the exploitations of those who aren 't white or have the white mindsets or actions. You must look a certain way, which would require the modification of your body including your skin, hair, and the way you act in a certain group of individuals. The American dream requires you to be an example for the country, and set an example for how other individuals should look no matter what your ethnicity is. Coates writes “Black is beautiful; which to say that the black body…

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