Zora Neale Hurston
HOW IT FEELS TO BE COLORED ME BY ZORA NEALE HURSTON
• "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