How It Feels To Be Color Me Analysis

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“How it Feels to be Color Me” by Zora Neale is about her growing up and not knowing the negative aspects of being a person of color (Neale 1). Although she acknowledges the hardships her ancestors face and that she still faces today she realizes it should not hold her back and that she can be a powerful woman (Neale 2).
I think my favorite line of this article is “No, I do not weep at the world—I am too busy sharpening my oyster knife” (Neale 2). I think she means that she is channeling her anger and using it to drive her success. Although in this paragraph she sounds dismissive of people, like WEB Dubois, I think she just wants our race a whole to rise above our past and get revenge through the growth of oneself.
She goes on in the next

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