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Between the World and Me - Section 2, Part 3 Summary & Analysis

Ta-Nehisi Coates
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Pages 108 through 114 – The author recounts an anecdote about seeing the home of a black family in Chicago be repossessed by white authorities and comments on how the legal system is not the only system that sees black bodies as disposable and exploitable. He comments on how city planning, the real estate business, and the banks all have investment in keeping black people and their bodies in places of feeling less. This, he adds, is a fundamental aspect of The Dream and urges his son to not become, or pursue, that Dream. The author then uses another anecdote to reinforce this urging, describing how he took his son with him while the author was reporting on the trial of a white man who killed a black boy (Jordan Davis) who, the man says, was armed. The author describes meeting with the mother of the...

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