Langston Hughes's Self Identity

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Self-identity is a self explanatory word, It’s basically one who identifies themselves.
Langston Hughes uses his own experiences as evidence as to how society tries to influence the minds of others. Hughes self-identifies as a black person, “I am the only colored student in my class.” He emphasizes how his ethnicity separates him from his white classmates. He also hints about how his life was harder just because he was a black student; saying that his professor is more free because he is “older-- and white.” He is able to align himself closely with his classmates and professor even though he has described his experience with segregation and racism. Like them he likes “to eat, sleep, drink, and be love./ I like to work, read learn, and understand
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