Analysis : ' The ' Between The World And Me ' Essay

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Ta Nehisi Coates

Alexander, Michelle. "Ta-Nehisi Coates’s ‘Between the World and Me’." The New York Times. 11111The New York Times, 16 Aug. 2015. Web. 16 Dec. 2016. 11111.

According to Michelle Alexander’s article, “Ta-Nehisi Coates’s ‘Between the World and Me’,” Coates’s letter to his son repeatedly emphasizes the permanence of racial injustice in America; the foolishness of believing that one person can make a change, and the dangers of believing in the American Dream. Alexander cites Coates’s statements in Between the World and me, “Historians conjured the Dream..Hollywood fortified the Dream. The Dream was gilded by novels and adventure stories...Here is what I would like for you to know: In America, it is traditional to destroy the black body — it is heritage.” This brings light to Coates’s lack of faith in change for African Americans. This source also discusses the difference between Coates and other writers of civil rights related topics.

Ip, Chris. "Ta-Nehisi Coates Defines a New Race Beat." Columbia Journalism Review. 11111Columbia Journalism Review, 29 Oct. 2014. Web. 16 Dec. 2016. 11111.

In an article featuring Ta Nehisi Coates, the author not only gives valuable information about Ta Nehisi Coates’s background, but also gives information about the outlook Coates has on the news media. He shows that the media has the power to change the way people define racism and other social issues. For example in the shooting of African American youth, they can portray…

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