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Sober Words


by Reginald Bell 1941

THE MORE INTELLIGENT AND SENSITIVE, THE MORE cultured and refined a Negro may be, and the more completely he assimilates and transmits the national ideals, the more seriously he is made to feel that his race, and race alone, bars him from enjoying the full rights of American citizenship. The paradox is made explicit for him in the disparity he cannot help observing between what he is taught in school about democracy and the "American dream," on the one hand, and the actual discrimination with which he is confronted on the other. . . .


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 1 Number 1, 1941, p. 94-95
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 14264, Date Accessed: 12/16/2017 10:02:27 AM

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