Between the World and Me By: Ashley Yaffe - Ashley Yaffe Humanities 11 Mr Hammitte Between the World and Me 1 How does Coates define \u201cracism?\u201d

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Ashley Yaffe Humanities 11 Mr. Hammitte 6/18/18 Between the World and Me 1. How does Coates define “racism?”: 2. What does Coates mean when he says, “Race is the child of racism, not the father?: The meaning behind the quote that is said by Coates is that race is not what defines who someone is, but it is just apart of their physical appearance. Race is not the cause of racism, but it
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Unformatted text preview: is an influence on racism. The color of skin is used as a way to have a social hierarchy. 3. Why does Coates refer to “white people” as “people who have been brought up hopelessly, tragically, deceitfully, to believe that they are white?”: Coates refers to ¨white people¨ as ¨people who have been brought up hopelessly, tragically, deceitfully, to believe that they are white¨ because he is saying that people have been taught the wrong message that being white means to be at the top and to have more power than the other races, so he is saying that nobody can be at the top of the social hierarchy based on the color of skin....
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  • Spring '18
  • Alexandra Spyropoulos
  • Anthropology, White people, White American, Coates

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