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Why This Book Matters:
Between the World and Me paints a picture of the racial prejudices being used as roots in Amerian society.
The Big Takeaways:
- Author, Ta-Neshisi Coates, possessed rational fear about being black in the US.
- If Coates was racially profiled, even when he tried to keep his head down and not stand out as a threat to everyday American society.
- Coates discovered the depth of racism while studying Malcolm X and attending an HBCU.
- The teachings of Malcolm X helped Coates see the truth that society was trying to hide from him.
- The first thing that Coates learned is that black people will be judged solely on the color of their skin.
- Racial profiling affects not only the comfort of a black man in America but the opportunities he will be offered and the success he will achieve in life.
- America was created from the mistreatment of blacks.
- The history of black Americans has influenced the way black bodies are viewed in America.
- Blacks are often left to make the most out of their situation for themselves.
- Black communities are often poor and receive little to no assistance from others, leaving them to figure things out for themselves.