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The Souls of Black Folk by W.E.B. Du Bois
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Jun 27, 2010

it was amazing

Written as an attempt to provide black youth with a perspective that is different than that of Mr. Booker T Washington, W.E.B. Du Bois works to analyze different racial issues and ideas in a way that is thorough and informative. The book opens with my favorite chapter, Of Our Spiritual Strivings, and asks a question that rings chillingly throughout the pages. I'm very open to reading about racial identities, but I think that Du Bois specifically made this to encourage people of all walks of life to attempt to understand where he is coming from. Du Bois was a master of diction, but there are some parts where I know a few of my friends felt bored. I recommend anyone to jump into this book at any time. It's a quick (but heavy) read, and the chapters are broken down into topics that help you to prepare for what is going to be discussed before you read the entire chapter.

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