Education: How It Feels To Be a Negro

Most white folks suppose that all colored folks are low class. Not so. U. S. Negroes "differ socially among themselves as far as the poles," have at least six classes: lower-lower, upper-lower, lower-middle, middle-middle, upper-middle, upper. Upper-class Negroes describe their inferiors as "the common, ignorant sort of niggers." It is his class, rather than his race, which determines a Negro's behavior, personality, ambitions.

Basing their investigations on this fact, two sociologists—one white, one Negro—last week made a report on what it means to be born a Negro in the U. S. They had...

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