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Booker T. Washington And Du Bois Summary

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The scholar and leader for the black community wrote a discussion in 1903 with the title of, “Of Mr. Booker T. Washington and Others.” Both Washington and Du Bois were leaders of the black community in the 19th and 20th century, even though they both wanted to see the same outcome for black Americans. They both ultimately had opposing thoughts on how to achieve social and economic advancement for the black community. Looking back on history, W.E.B Du Bois was correct in racial equality would only be achieved through politics and higher education of the African American youth. Throughout his essay, Du Bois challenged the policies written by Mr. Washington for the progression and adaptation to advance racial equality. In this article Du Bois discusses many issues he believes he sees in Booker T. Washington 's theories. While Washington believed, black Americans could achieve more by skillful accommodation to the social realities of the age of segregation, Du Bois felt otherwise. Du Bois felt the strategy Washington was pushing would only serve to perpetuate white oppression. Unlike Washington, Du Bois did not mind rocking the race boat. In this essay, Du Bois uses multiple writing techniques that help appeal to the reader. In the beginning, Du Bois uses the pathos style of writing to explain the theory by Mr. Washington.…show more content…
While trying to help make life easier for African Americans in the south, Washington also tried to ease the fears of the whites on blacks wanting to integrate socially. Even though Du Bois understood the importance of the speech, he felt Washington was asking’s blacks to give up pushing and wanting equality in education for their youth and civil rights, which he felt were the exact things that they needed to be trying to
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