[The Beautiful Struggle]
In chapter 2 of The Beautiful Struggle, Coates writes, “the bad end of a beef was loose teeth and stitches, rarely shock trauma and ‘Blessed Assurance’ ringing the roof of the storefront funeral home” (30). He makes several other observations about the violence among young black males in this chapter. What one sentence or phrase concerning the violence that Coates discussed stick with you? Why? Please provide a page number.