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Between the World and Us: A Workingman's Response to "Between the World and Me"

Petar Divjak

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ISBN 10: 0692582916 / ISBN 13: 9780692582916
Published by Diviacchi Promotions, Inc., 2015
Condition: Good Soft cover
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Title: Between the World and Us: A Workingman's ...

Publisher: Diviacchi Promotions, Inc.

Publication Date: 2015

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:Good

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A workingman's response to the book "Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates. This book as was Mr. Coates' book is written as an essay letter from a father to a son warning him about the temptation to use racism as a means of survival in life. It analyzes the Coates' book as being an example of modern day "bullshit" about racism that serves more to promote racism by its nonsense categories than to diminish it. This book goes on to argue that polemics on racism miss the true fight as being an economic struggle between working and ruling classes of society. This book argues further that for an individual not only to defeat the temptation to be a racist individually but to go on to establish a social normative basis to make it an evil requires a realization of Despair in life and then the will to overcome this Despair by accepting a "Slave Morality."

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"An exceptionally well reasoned critique that is both thoughtful and thought-provoking, "Between the World and Us: A Workingman's Response to "Between the World and Me" is a rewarding and a challenging read that is very highly recommended." 

— The Midwest Book Review

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