Quotation by W.E.B. Du Bois

It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one's self through the eyes of others, of measuring one's soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity.
W.E.B. (William Edward Burghardt) Du Bois (1868–1963), U.S. civil rights leader, author. The Souls of Black Folk, ch. 1 (1903).
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