Compact, powerful, heartfelt and deeply personal examination of the death of a college friend at the hands of the police. It's so easy to declare oneself "not a racist" and yet be blind to the institutionalized racism against African Americans. Coates removes those blinders for the reader. He does not water down his message, this was a sucker punch to the gut.
2016 reading challenge checks the box for 19. A book from Oprah’s Book Club