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It is not a book that offers solutions to racism, but rather an insight...

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Britney Woody, Program Assistant, Office of First-Year Experience

What strikes me the most about Between the World and Me is how real and relevant it is to current social conditions in the U.S. Coates’ perspective makes the reader reconsider what the American Dream is, which many have sought after since the establishment of this country. This book is a narrative for black lives, specifically young black males, and the recurring barriers that exist. It speaks volumes about the real experiences and emotions of being black in America from slavery in the 1600’s to racial injustice in 2016. It is not a book that offers solutions to racism, but rather an insight into the struggles, the chaos, and the identity battle of being black in America.


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