Confused on how to start that essay? Not really sure what direction that project should go in? Having trouble integrating Coates’ quotes with your main idea? Here are some student examples of how they used Coates to craft really powerful essays. Please feel free to use the works as an inspiration for you during the semester. Please don’t plagiarize, and find your own voice. Thanks.


Dear Stereotypes_Jerred Anderson

Eye See_Marquis Carrington

Jerred Anderson_Being Black

Jerred Anderson_Disembodiment

Joshua Langley_The Dream or A Dream



POEM 1_Marquis Carrington