On Race and Fear: The Power of Context

I've been reading the new, thought-provoking book,¬†Between the World and Me, by Ta-Nehisi Coates. It's a long letter that he wrote to his teenage son.¬† It's not easy reading, and I don't always understand what he has in mind. But this book has me thinking about race differently than I've ever thought about it before. Lack of Fear: An Unearned Privilege Coates comes back again and again to the effect of pervasive racism has on people of color. They, unlike people who … [Read more...]