How It Feels to Be Colored Me Questions and Answers
by Zora Neale Hurston

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In "How it Feels to Be Colored Me", Hurston presents herself as happy with who she is, especially with her race. Do you think her experience and attitude are characteristic of most people?

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First, one cannot generalize about "most people." There are over 7 billion people alive in the world right now, and it is impossible to ask most of them (approximately four billion) whether they are happy with who they are and their racial identities. 

Instead, rather than trying to generalize about "most people", it makes more sense to compare Hurston with other African-American writers who have expressed opinions about their racial identity. Many writers such as Maya Angelou, Langston Hughes, and Alice Walker express admiration of the rich...

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