James Baldwin And Ta-Nehisi Coates's Between The World And Me

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We often talk about race and racism. People often think there are no racism exists or it was a social problem in the past, but not anymore. However, the two books published by James Baldwin and Ta-Nehisi Coates is the best example of how society views on African American and racism. James Baldwin published The Fire Next Time in 1963 and Coates published his book Between the World and Me in 2015. In the first part of Baldwin’s book, we wrote a letter to his nephew regarding America and talked about his experience of being black in America. About forty years later, Coates wrote a book modeled after Baldwin’s book. Between the World and Me is written recently, but it still contained the violence of being black in this society and his experience against racism. He talked about his feelings about reality in the U.S. I strongly believe these two books are good evidence of racism in this decade. In Coates book Between the World and Me, he states the history of …show more content…
According to Coates, racism is “Mother nature” which mean race exists because of racism. People tend to think racism comes from race but it is the opposite. People believe they are white, black or one race, but in reality there are no perfect white or black people exists. Our misconception of racism creates innocent people who did not understand their own history and race which does not exists.
I found this interesting because they both used the word innocent. Coates attacks our misconception of race and racism. I was the one who think racism exists because of all the race I saw. However, according to Coats, that is wrong. He believed race is innocent because society’s wrong view of racism divides people in to different group. Baldwin also believes white people are innocent because they were educated that way. Nation’s old history created the problem and white people had to believe the

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