Discussion of Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates.

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Third Place Books

17171 Bothell Way NE · Lake Forest Park, WA

How to find us

We will be meeting in the Stadler Room. Look for the room with glass walls in the food court area.

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Details

I created this book club because I want to build friendships with people who feel strongly about race equity and antiracism.

Discussion will be based upon this document:
https://www.iwu.edu/summer-reading/between.questions.pdf

Here's the first discussion question as a sample.

Coates states, “Americans believe in the reality of ‘race’ as a defined indubitable feature of the natural world...But race is the child of racism, not the father” (p. 7).

a) What do you think Coates means when he defines race in this way?

b) How does this assertion compel us to think about the history of race and racism in the United States and globally?

c) When were you first aware of your racial identity?

d) Have you had conversations about race with your family? Your friends? Acquaintances? If so, what did those conversations look like?

e)How has your race impacted your access to resources, education and/or income? If it hasn’t, why do you think that is?

Thanks and I look forward to seeing you there!

Between the World and Me will be available for sale at Third Place Books at 20% discount starting one month before the event.