Dubois The Souls Of Black Folk Analysis

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In the first paragraph of The Souls of Black Folk, DuBois speaks of a problem. Specifically, there is the question, “How does it feel to be a problem?” This question—this problem—makes people feel uncomfortable to the point that it goes “unasked by some through feelings of delicacy. by others through the difficulty of rightly framing it.” These people don’t want to explicitly bring up the question for fear of insulting DuBois or don’t know how to ask it. The problem itself, as seen by society, is being African American. This can be inferred from several things. There is the title of the book, The Souls of Black Folk, as well as the subject matter of the questions and comments people ask DuBois. These questions and comments include, “I know
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