Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Ta-Nehisi Coates: Between the World and Me

There are so many quotable bits from this book, one of the most buzzed about in recent months:

"All our phrasing - race relations, racial chasm, racial justice, racial profiling, white privilege, event white supremacy - serves to obscure that racism is a visceral experience, that it dislodges brains, blocks airways, rips muscle, extracts organs, cracks bones, breaks teeth...the sociology, the history, the economics, the graphs, the charts, the regressions, all land, with great violence, upon the body."

Excerpted in this month's Atlantic.

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