How does this essay push our thinking about identity and “race”?
Zora Neale Hurston's essay "How it Feels to Be Colored Me" is remarkable for being no less radical now than it was when it was published almost a century ago. Indeed, it may be more radical. Much of the current thinking on race—influenced by such figures as Cornel West, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Ta-Nehisi Coates—espouses the view that, as West put it in his classic text on the subject, Race Matters . Zora Neale Hurston emphatically says that race...
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