This is a great essay. It is a narrative of a black dad to his black boy in America. It is not a rant but it may appear as rant to some who don’t have a perspective of the author’s background and where he came from (Baltimore), who his dad is (ex black panther) some of which is told in the book and some you have to find for yourself. Everyone in America should read this book, anyone involved with law enforcement definitely should, judges, cops, jury. I loved this book. The closest that I have come to reading a similar kind of book is A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James however that is based in Jamaica, close to home but not as close as this story. The other difference is the length of both books, it’s a stark contrast. Between the World and Me….it opened my eyes to a world I was so ignorant of.