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Ralph Ellison on the American experience

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“The values of my own people are neither ‘white’ nor ‘black,’ they are American. Nor can I see how they could be anything else, since we are people who are involved in the texture of the American experience.”

— Ralph Ellison (via Teju Cole Known and Strange Things: Essays)

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