Whom do you think the speaker is addressing at the end of the poem, and how do you think they are meant to feel?
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THe speaker is addresses all people of colour. The very last stanza addresses blacks in particular,
ALL of you-
you proper Blacks,
you wish-I-weren’t Blacks,
Niggeroes and Niggerenes.
The Speaker is trying to install a sense of unity and pride. The speaker acknowledges that blacks have been conditioned to feel inferior to whites but they need to unite and see the beauty in themselves.