Quote of the Day: E. Franklin Frazier on Black Elites

The sociologist on how the black upper class caters to whites, often at the expense of the African-American community.

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E. Franklin Frazier

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You can read this quote by E. Franklin Frazier, from his book Black Bourgeoisie (1957), in Bartlett’s Familiar Black Quotations. Read how the quote is referenced here.

Henry Louis Gates Jr. is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and founding director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University. He is also the editor-in-chief of The Root. Follow him on Twitter and Facebook.