Dear and the mistreatment then was even more imminent

Dear
Mr. Coates,

In this letter I want to express my opinion and show
my reaction to your work Between the
World and Me. I will be focusing on the black body and the dream, as well
as the mistreatment and the misjudgment, focusing not only on the present but
also in the past. This mistreatment and misjudgment effects the education and
the judicial systems as they are flawed and biased.                                                                                

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            In the text the black body is not
treated equally refer as shown by all of the cases where young black men have
been misjudged and mistreated as “they experience police brutality and
senseless shootings,” and as of recent times we have seen more and more of
these headlines where young black men are mistreated and discriminated. I think
reading the text I can agree with you when you say people are mistreated and
misjudged just because they are of a different skin color, and being a minority
myself I have definitely experienced being judged and treated differently,
perhaps even more than other minorities because I was new to the country and
not knowing the language as well as other students made me a target to others. And
although it’s not close to fearing for your life every single day, being new to
the country and not having anyone to fall back on was definitely scary. As we
read further in the text we can see the reference to the past and back to when
slavery was around and the mistreatment then was even more imminent as black
people were “beaten, enslaved, profiled, imprisoned, pillaged, and otherwise
crushed by their oppressors.” There are even examples of black people being
stoned, hung, burned and being charged for crimes that they did not commit
further proving your point.

            As stated in the text the dream is
about “perfect houses with nice lawns. It is Memorial Day cookouts, block
associations, and driveways. The Dream is treehouses and the Cub Scouts. The
Dream smells like peppermint but tastes like strawberry shortcake.” However,
the text also shows that the dream is not reachable and that one must be
fearful. This dream was “built on the backs if slaves” and that “it is made
possible by racism,” basically saying that the dream wasn’t for black people,
it was only for the white people or the rich people. The inequality is seen
even further because it’s not known as the American dream but just the dream
because not every American gets to have the dream especially the poor and
minorities. The dreamers are the ones who are blind to the racism, and are
unaware of the problem, referring to the police, the politicians, and the
citizens who don’t bat an eye at anything.