E. Franklin Frazier

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The black bourgeoisie ... have never dared think beyond a narrow, opportunistic philosophy that provided a rationalization for their own advantages.

Edward Franklin Frazier (September 24, 1894 – May 17, 1962) was an American sociologist and author.

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The Black Bourgeoisie (1955)[edit]

  • When the opportunity has been present, the black bourgeoisie has exploited the Negro masses as ruthlessly as have whites. As the intellectual leaders in the Negro community, they have never dared think beyond a narrow, opportunistic philosophy that provided a rationalization for their own advantages.
    • p. 236
  • The single factor that has dominated the mental outlook of the black bourgeoisie has been its obsession with the struggle for status.
    • p. 236

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