By reading this koob, you will learn what it has been like for Ta-Nehisi Coates, a Black man, living in the United States.
You will also learn:
That race is a construct.
And yet, race is a critical factor of life in the US.
The omnipresent fear that Coates experiences is due to the color of his skin.
The importance of endlessly questioning the system and your own beliefs.
The struggle for racial equality is an end in itself.
Between the World and Me takes the form of a letter from Ta-Nehisi Coates to his teenage son explaining what life was like for him growing up in an under-privileged neighborhood of Baltimore, as a young man, and as a father, and what his life experience as a Black man in the United States has taught him.