The Souls of Black Folk: Essays and Sketches
by phil on Friday Jun 13, 2008 5:03 PM
This is an interesting book forwarded by Zack: The Souls of Black Folk: Essays and Sketches
Here's the introduction and forward:
Herein lie buried many things which if read with patience may show the strange meaning of being black here at the dawning of the Twentieth Century.
Between me and the other world there is ever an unasked question—unasked by some through feelings of delicacy; by others through the difficulty of rightly framing it. All, nevertheless, flutter round it. They approach me in a half-hesitant sort of way, eye me curiously or compassionately, and then, instead of saying directly, How does it feel to be a problem?