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McGill University
English (Arts)
ENGL 226
Kait Pinder

Zora Neale Hurston HOW IT FEELS TO BE COLORED ME BY ZORA NEALE HURSTON Identify • "Sometimes, I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry. It merely astonishes me. How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my company? It's beyond me" • "A bit of coloured glass more or less would not matter." • "At certain times I have no race, I am me." • "I am colored but I offer nothing in the way of extenuating circumstances except the fact that I am the only Negro in the United States whose grandfather on the mother's side was not an Indian chief." • "I am not tragically colored. There is no great sorrow dammed up in my soul, nor lurking behind my eyes. I do not mind at all. I do not belong to that sobbing school of Negrohood who hold that nature somehow
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