W.E.B. DuBois on Black Identity

…He would not Africanize America, for he knows that America has too much to teach the world and Africa. He would not bleach his Negro soul in a flood of white Americanism, for he knows that Negro blood has a message for the world. He simply wishes to make it possible for a man to be both a Negro and an American…..

W.E.B. DuBois