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Between the World and Me - Section 2, Part 1 Summary & Analysis

Ta-Nehisi Coates
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Pages 75 through 83– This section begins with narration of the author’s terror as a result of being stopped by a white police officer in PG County, a suburb of Washington D.C. known for its very difficult race situation, including shootings and imprisonments of innocent black people. His situation ends with his release: shortly afterwards, however, another such situation ends in the death of Prince Carmen Jones. As the author reflects on Prince’s death and funeral, he comments on how the race-defined tendency towards violence of the police is, in fact, a direct manifestation of race-based fear and prejudice in the American population – specifically, those who think of themselves as white. He also comments on how Christian faith and prayers for forgiveness for the officer who shot Prince mean nothing to him for those same reasons. The author describes how, as facts...

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