Project Page for 'On Being Negro in America'

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TitleOn Being Negro in America
AuthorRedding, J. Saunders
LanguageEnglish
GenreSociology
Difficultyaverage
Special DayBlack History Month
Project IDprojectID5e0c789fd5820
Image SourceHathiTrust Digital Library
Last Edit of Project InfoFriday, January 31, 2020 at 10:12:56 AM   (Current Time: 04:42:06 PM)
Last State ChangeSaturday, March 21, 2020 at 04:23:58 PM
Last Forum PostThursday, February 13, 2020 at 02:31:29 AM
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This is personal. I would call it a “document” except that the word has
overtones of something official, vested and final. But I have been
clothed with no authority to speak for others, and what I have to say
can be final only for myself. I hasten to say this at the start, for I
remember my anger at the effrontery of one who a few years ago undertook
to speak for me and twelve million others. I concurred with practically
nothing he said. This was not important in itself, but when one presumes
to speak for me he must reflect my mind so accurately that I find no
source of disagreement with him. To do this, he must be either a
lack-brain parrot or a god. Though there are many lack-brains, historic
and present circumstances prove that there are no gods dealing with the
problem of race—or, as dangerous to the American ideal and as exhausting
to individual Americans as it has been for three hundred years, it would
have been settled long ago. Else the gods are singularly perverse.

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