What additional elements oof diversity does Locke note in the population of Harlem that were not mentioned in the text in activity 4.2? How does his expanded description develop the main idea of this text?
Locke identifies additional elements of diversity in Harlem that incorporates concepts of what he terms as the "new negro" that emerges from the African American population. Locke explains the the "new negro" is a cultural group that has been significantly affected by the past while at the same time, they attempt to fit within the American social and cultural environment. The main idea of the text is to identify and analyse emerging cultural identities among Africans. In essence, Locke uses the term "new negro" to create the consciousness of emerging cultures among blacks in America during the Harlem renaissance.