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Dual Consciousness


Definition: Dual consciousness exists when people hold one set of beliefs based on the mainstream culture and a contradictory set of beliefs based on their actual experience. This term was coined by W.E.B DuBois in The Souls of Black Folk. He used it in reference to African-Americans who struggle between the identities of being both American and Black. However, the term can be used for anybody who feels an identity struggle.
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