William Muraskin (essay date March 1971)
SOURCE: Muraskin, William. “An Alienated Elite: Short Stories in The Crisis, 1910-1950.” Journal of Black Studies 1, no. 3 (March 1971): 282-305.
[In the following essay, Muraskin asserts that the short stories published in The Crisis from 1910-1950 reflected the concerns of the black middle class in America during those years.]
“The educated American Negro has been aptly described as ‘marginal man,’ living on the same cultural level as his white counterpart, yet subject to the attitudes and conditions experienced by the less endowed members of his race. He has culturally and intellectually left the latter group, but has not made a satisfactory...
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