The Case For Reparation Analysis

The author, Ta-nehisi Coates who wrote the essay “The Case for Reparation” is a senior editor of the Atlantic magazine. In his essay, he brings forwards a powerful message about racism, white supremacy and the heritage that comes along with it. White supremacy is defined by Coates as a system that holds a group of people by their ancestors on a level above other groups. The word “white” has been adjusted over time to assimilate groups and make part of. At one time, the Irish, Italians, and Jewish weren't considered white in this country but in time, took part of. He states in his essay “ white supremacy does not contradict American democracy, it births it, nurtures it, and financed it. That’s is our heritage.” He strongly agrees that our heritage …show more content…
Many people aspired to be color blind but in Coates ideals, color blindness is not the problem but rather racism not being conscious enough. The state of being conscious is especially important in policymaking as it affects the way of life of all Americans. In this ideal world, people would talk about heritage, racism and white supremacy, by taking part in these type of conversation it can ultimately “heal the heritage”. As defined, reparation is the act of making amends or giving satisfaction for a wrong or injury. With the strong message, he hopes to bring awareness to the dividing factors of race and the solution to being conscious, for progression should not be celebrated but …show more content…
It wasn't until leaving my hometown that I was able to notice the indifferent treatment towards the black and Hispanic communities. We tend to point the differences before we can acknowledge the things that make us alike. Although I can’t recall a time where I felt racially profiled or excluded from something, I can’t say that it did not happen. In reading of this matter, I have realized the lack of conscious to detect differences in our country. This matter has brought awareness to my social world and the grey areas where as a nation we need to progress. The treatment of the African American community is a national issue that needs to be addressed more seriously. Progress doesn't happen overnight but with time and awareness, it can be

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