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Analysis Of W. E. B. Du Bois's The Souls Of Black Folk

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The two concepts are perhaps the most powerful writing of the sheer burden of African-American in our society. Ever though the story was written many decades ago, many African-American today reflect on how things haven’t changed much over time. Still today American will conceptualize what is “Black” and what is “American”.
In addition to African-Americans,
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Du Bois’s short story “The Souls of Black Folk” that addresses discrimination, veils, and double-concisions and its effect on the African-American identity. To combat the modern day issue of discrimination black communities have created a movement. The movement is called “Black Live Matter. This movement campaigns against violence and systemic racism toward black people. BLM commonly protests, police violence against black people and broader issues of racial profiling, and racial inequality in the United States criminal justice system”…show more content…
Du Bois’s concepts many African American suffered racial discrimination at the hand of White-America. They were lead to believe they were not equal to their White counterparts merely based on the color of their skin. W.E.B Du Bois outline his concept that addressed the division of cultures. He called this division color-lines. Color-lines that also made it difficult for blacks see themselves as anything other than the way they were portrayed by white-America. We learned the term “Veils” a “physical demarcation of difference from whiteness as they attempt to be both American and African in a white Society, where one identity is less equal than the other”. W.E.B. Du Bois spoke of the “road of the double consciousness produced by wearing the veil the split identity of Black” has helped to further oppress African-American and their belief for equality”. Both terms “veil and double-counsciousness designed to affect the African-American Identity in a negative way. My essay not only addressed black-American and the effects of discrimination. I included other groups affected by discrimination such as Hispanic, Asians, gays, non-Christians, the elderly, and even women. Last I compared a movement recently created to combat discrimination against