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Later, he reveals a much more personal example in the form of his friend from Howard , Prince Jones , who was fatally shot by police at the age of By citing both well-known and personal examples of lives lost to racist police violence, Coates emphasizes the scale of the problem and stresses the urgency of racial justice. Somewhat unsurprisingly given this context, Between the World and Me is characterized by a deep distrust in the state and in mainstream methods for reforming the police, prisons, and other institutions that perpetrate violence against black people. Coates recalls that in high school, his teachers would focus on the nonviolent methods of protest used during the Civil Rights era as the correct model for activism. Coates also emphasizes the fact that, no matter how much professional success or class privilege black people gain, no black person in the US is ever safe from the constant threat of violence.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. Baldo C. says:

    The title of this work is drawn from the poem “Between the World and Me" from “Between the World and Me" from White Man Listen! by Richard Wright.

  2. Stephanie S. says:

    Between the World and Me is a work of nonfiction. oaks and elms And the sooty details of the scene rose, thrusting themselves between the world and me .

  3. Kore S. says:

    The language of Between the World and Me, like Coates's journey, is visceral, eloquent, and beautifully redemptive. As profound as it is revelatory.” —Toni.

  4. Edelmiro B. says:

    Captivity, Violence, and Death ThemeTracker

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