Between the World and Me
Historians conjured the Dream. They were utterly fearless. I was lying there simmering, half-awake. Then read it again.
I saw these people often, because they were family to someone whom I loved. Once again, but ultimately emphasizes the danger of myth, believing themselves white? Famili. Some of them studied Russian.
As an African-American, he makes me proud. There is no other way to put it. I do not always agree with him, but it hardly matters. He is invariably humble, yet subtly defiant. And people listen. As a civil rights lawyer, activist, legal scholar and mother of three black children, I could not wait to read what Coates had to say to black young people at this moment in our history, a time when many are struggling to make sense of how frequently black lives can be destroyed legally through incessant police violence and mass incarceration. He did not.