If you missed the class presentations on criticism of Coates, these are the articles we discussed in class. Be able to articulate and either support or refute at least three major arguments against the approach used by Coates in Between the World and Me.
- Randall Kennedy, Ta-Nehisi’s Caricature of Black Life
- Rich Lowry, The Toxic World-view of Ta-Nehisi’s Between the World and Me
- Shani Hilton, The Black Experience isn’t Just about Men
- The Economist, Letter of Despair
For the quiz/test on Thursday, you should be prepared to discuss the text, its critics, and the documentary 13th.