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An animated excerpt of an article from W.E.B. Du Bois depicts the alienation experienced by African Americans

“Between me and the other world, there is ever an unasked question: How does it feel to be a problem?” That’s W.E.B. Du Bois, sociologist, historian, writer, and one of the co-founders of the NAACP, writing for… 120 more words

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"Why folks gotta say what I am?" Identity in 'Bitch Planet'

A few weeks ago, Qiana Whitted led a three part round table on Kelly Sue DeConnick and Valentine De Landro’s Bitch Planet at The Middle Spaces… 1,339 more words

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Reconstruction and Whiteness in Frank Yerby's "The Vixens"

In “How and Why I Write the Costume Novel” (1959), Frank Yerby discusses what he terms the “costume novel,” a novel that is essentially “light, pleasant fiction.” Rather than working to persuade his readers and protest social injustice, Yerby states that his job as a novelist “is to entertain. 1,120 more words

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"Capitalism cannot reform itself. No universal selfishness can bring social good to all."

“Capitalism cannot reform itself. No universal selfishness can bring social good to all.”

W.E.B. Dubois, activist, author

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The Argument for Booker T. Washington

Since February is Black History month I always like to take a closer look at historical black figures that have influenced peoples and events. Although African American history stretches far and wide, in school we always talked about the same few: Sojourner Truth, Martin Luther King, Harriet Tubman, George Washington Carver, Madame C.J. 590 more words

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“an American, a Negro... two warring ideals in one dark body, whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder.”

“One ever feels his twoness – an American, a Negro; two souls, two thoughts, two unreconciled strivings;

two warring ideals in one dark body, whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder.”

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