DEEP DIVING: "BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME" BY TA-NEHISI COATES
Upon finishing this book, I emailed a group of friends: "I implore you to read it right away. It's 152 (small) pages. I ask less because I believe it's our social responsibility (though I do) and more because it would really mean a lot to me." Below are some supplementary articles from Coates and in response to the book, should you decide to dive.
- •The book itself.On Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Between-World-Me-Ta-Nehisi-Coates/dp/0812993543 // iBook On iTunes: https://itun.es/us/Ip0g7.l // Audiobook on iTunes: http://bit.ly/1XzIGQ2
- •New York Times review
- •Video: Coates on Police Brutality and reading from BTWAM
- •Daily Show with Jon Stewart interviewVia Comedy Central: http://on.cc.com/1IUNEvH
- •The Hard Truths of Ta-Nehisi Coates
- •Short film on the first and only American museum about slavery. "Unless you know what the 'it' is, don't ask the question, 'why can't they get over it?'"Via The Atlantic: http://theatln.tc/1Ly4SGG
- •Between the World and Me: Black American MotherhoodVia The Atlantic: http://theatln.tc/1g4pQyE
- •The fight for the soul of #BlackLivesMatterVia Deadspin: http://deadsp.in/0Wb5iZj
- •The Case for Reparations (by Coates, June 2014)via the Atlantic http://theatln.tc/1UgDT73
- •Hillary Clinton, Pressed on Race, Issues Her Own ChallengeTimely candid interview with Clinton and BLM protestors. Via New York Times: http://nyti.ms/1E3xQeZ
- •The Katrina Class: profiles of students in a New Orleans 3rd Grade class that never was, 10 years after the storm.Only peripherally related to the book, but a very moving look at displaced children from Tréme. Via Garden and Gun. Read article, then watch short film: http://bit.ly/1LSV9ry
- •The last paragraph in the email I sent my friends began: "I feel like reading the book will shed some light on the way I see things and the reason I punched a hole in that closet door in Jacksonville that night."This night in Jacksonville was shortly after the Michael Richards incident at the Laugh Factory in 2006.
- •And ended in saying: "I think we all can/will/should be critical of parts of the book, but he articulates - in ways I can never touch - how I feel. I just think it's important text to be absorbed and considered, and I'd love so much to be able to talk through it with you guys next time we're in a car or at a campfire."And maybe, after considering this for several weeks, I only want to be in a car or at a campfire with friends who've considered this book.