The people of color existed outside the dominant

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The people of color existed outside the dominant group which is the white community, and yet they must exist. The stranger is the team in aggregate but has existence outside the team. Both the stranger and the double consciousness depict how a person existing at inside and outside the group is faced by the gathering. The stranger is defied by the ensemble to which they have its proper place, or they are accepted to be. Similarly, the people of color are confronted by the White believes that cannot see its race. The position of the people of color in contemporary society is similar to the stranger in the metropolis (Appelrouth & Edles, 2010). The difference between the concept of the stranger and the double consciousness is that Simmel’s stranger is rather certain and positive type of participation, while the marginal place of Negros in a community is a definite and negative form of a feeling of being oppressed. Simmel pointed various manners in which the stranger stands to get advantages from the position of the outsider while not romanticizing the stranger. Double- consciousness is rooted in strife as the
THE STRANGER AND DOUBLE CONSCIOUSNESS 6 Negros finds a method to integrate the two-ness of being both American and Negro in a white community that views the color of being black as bad. One of the central parts of Du Bois’ “The Souls of Black Folk” is the veil. The veil is a widespread theme throughout the book. This veil separated the white populations from the black and made it that way so that the black people exist within the veil. The black people experienced oppression within the veil. It was impossible for the whites to understand the oppression that the black races experienced, but the Negro could understand life from within and outside the veil. The veil was an insight into the experience of the black people as well as a form of oppression. The veil existed as long the Negro existed.
THE STRANGER AND DOUBLE CONSCIOUSNESS 7 References Appelrouth, S., & Edles, L. D. (2010). Sociological theory in the contemporary era: Text and readings . Thousand Oaks, CA: Pine Forge. Johnson, M. P. (2012). Reading the American past: Selected historical documents . Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's. Marotta, V. (2017). Theories of the stranger: Debates on cosmopolitanism, identity and cross-cultural encounters .

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