" But all our phrasing- race relations, racial chasms, racial justice, racial profiling, white privilege, even white supremacy- serves to obscure that racism is a visceral experience, that it dislodges brains, blocks airways, rips muscle, extracts organs, cracks bones, breaks teeth. "- Ta-Nehisi Coates, Between the World and Me A couple of month ago I posted on Twitter a painting by Jean-Léon Gérôme entitled
Although most literature is focused on the USA, so many of us who do n't live there understand to a certain extent the experiences. [ image error ] "/> Jean-Léon Gérôme- " Truth Coming Out of Her Well to Shame Mankind. " So I read this eloquent and detailed response to the world, a letter to Ta-Nehisi Coate 's teenage son, and I 'm lad I did.
And I do n't worr if all the epercussions of living in such a world were completely evident to them because perhaps they expected racism and hardships for several reasons, but for someone like me who was raised in the West, my thoughts have always been " I am stil one of you, your society socialized me, why do I still feel this feeling of unbelonging? " The last severa years have been very trying and we 're dealing with a lot of backlash from discourses about race and what to do about racism.
I often see the onus is on marginalized people to change their ways of reacting to racism, and when I writ the nove I am more aware of how pervasive racism is in all parts of society, and the effects it has on minorities living in these societies. " We were black, beyond the visible spectrum, beyond civilization.