Blog Prompt 9/29

In Between the World and Me, Ta-Nehisi Coates draws on his experiences as an adolescent to critique the Baltimore he grew up in, and particularly the school system. He writes, “If the streets shackled my right leg, the schools shackled my left” (25). Using specific examples from the excerpt we read, how does Coates elaborate on and illustrate this idea? What does it mean to be “shackled” by the streets and the schools?

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