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Zora Neale Hurston in How It Feels to Be Colored Me describes how her image of herself changed as other peoples perceptions of color was imposed upon her throughout her life She writes about how she accepts who she is not as a color black but all that she is made up of Black was how other people perceived her and was not as much of a problem for her it as it was for others Up until the age of thirteen Hurston lived in a town that was exclusively a colored town1766 She knew of little difference between the skin color of whites and blacks she wrote white people differed from colored to me in that they rode through town and never lived there1767 At the age of thirteen she went to school in Jacksonville she then discovered how people outside her town viewed her She states I was not Zora of Orange County any more I was a little colored girl1767 She felt this change effected the way she viewed her appearance as well as inside her she wrote In my heart as well as in the mirror I became a fast brown1767 Hurston does not think that being black makes any difference to
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