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