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Double Consciousness

One of the most interesting expressions I’ve heard recently is from the first major African American sociologist, W.E.B. Du Bois. (He’s worth looking into for a plethora of profound reasons.) 140 more words


Too often, I’ve met these types. Sometimes I’ve loved them. I wanted to do so. They were allowed to be loved, of course. However, I’ve used all my allowances. 411 more words

Defying Double Consciousness through Musical Expression

The United States is composed of an eclectic group of cultures, each thriving in its own way. One of the most influential cultures in America is black culture. 1,690 more words

Du Bois


The term “double consciousness” was originally introduced by W.E.B Dubois in “Strivings of the Negro People” in 1887 and then later revised and republished as an essay in “The Souls of Black Folk” in 1903 ( 1,546 more words


The Role of Double Consciousness in Hip Hop Music

In the course of time since W.E.B. DuBois wrote The Souls of Black Folk, there have been immense improvements in the lives and overall treatment of African Americans in the United States.  2,105 more words

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What He Saw In the Mirror

Looking back at James Weldon Johnson’s, The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man, I turn to an earlier comment I made a few classes back when we first started reading. 691 more words

UndergroundWGN is #Winning

“It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others…one ever feels his twoness-an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings, two warrings ideals in one dark body, whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torun asunder. 591 more words