observations to the university. The study published in 1899, and it was called “The Philadelphia Negro”. The study examined the conditions blacks lived in Philadelphia. The study gave Du Bois a lot of recognition. This study and his other accomplishments, gave Du Bois the title of as the father of Social Science.
Further, I examine whether these concepts illuminate or obscure the African-American experience. Finally, I give a summary of my key points before making conclusions to my essay. Race Race has been defined as an ideological construct and a historical product. Barbara Fields gives a basic definition of race as, “the notion of race, in its popular manifestation, is an ideological construct and thus, above all, a historical product” (Fields, 150). This definition ma... ... middle of paper ... ...ace, culture, identity, community and power in the American society.
William Edward Burghardt Du Bois or W.E.B. DuBois was born Feb. 23, 1868 in Great Barrington, MA which was also where he grew up. DuBois was an American civil rights activist leader, Pan-Africanist, sociologist, writer, and scholar. Dubois received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Fisk University in Nashville, TN, then attended Harvard University and became the first African American to receive a PhD in 1895. In his first work the “The Philadelphia Negro: A Social Study” he introduced his famous concepts, the "Talented Tenth," to describe the elite group of leaders in the black community, later he narrowed this group to the "Guiding Hundredth" and urged them to lead a Marxian economic revolution in an effort to improve the status of blacks in America.
The distinguished scholar and social activist W. E. B. Du Bois was born on February 23, 1868, in the relatively tolerant and integrated community of Great Barrington, Massachusetts. However, having been born only a few short years after the official abolishment of slavery, Du Bois was able to experience and study the oppression of black Americans first-hand during one of this countries darkest eras. In 1903 at the young age of 35 while a professor at Atlanta University, Du Bois, in an attempt to show the humanity and intellect of the black people even after centuries of oppression, published one of his most famous and highly touted works entitled, The Souls of Black Folk. W.E.B.
How are race and ethnicity represented in Tar Bay and White teeth? Are race and/or ethnicity challenged in these narratives, and if so, how? Toni Morrison an American writer specifically about the different aspects of the past with commenting on her explanation of this ‘untenable reality’ of slavery and the African American voices that developed out of it. She writes about the particular grasp of history and memory, her representation of the psychological ramifications of slavery, her depiction of race/ethnicity relations in America. In particular in Toni Morrison’s novel Tar Baby the notion of race and ethnicity is explored through the blackness which presents to the readers that as a nation we are all implicated in the construction of blackness and to present and show ways that the black art can promote and transform the constructions.
Douglass was also the first African American to meet with the president, Abraham Lincoln. On February 15, 1895, Douglass died from a heart attack (Stratton, Madeline). Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by black Americans and a time for recognizing the central role of African Americans in United States history. Three influential African Americans and foremost leaders were Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth, and Fredrick Douglass. They all took a stand in for what they believed and did what they thought was right.
If it is racism, what do we do about that? SUMMARY OF THE SOCIAL PROBLEM First let’s answer the question, what is racism? A full definition of racism according to Merriam-Webster.com is a belief that race is the primary determinant of human traits and capacities and that racial differences produce an inherent superiority of a particular race (2014). Every difference from the upper class, the ruling, class, the group that holds the money and power, is a stratifying call to lower class identification. Racism has been practiced throughout human history and is still used as a way to justify unequal treatment and enslavement of many groups of people.
Discussion Paper #2 1. W.E.B Dubois is recognized as one of America’s most prolific scholars. He was the first African American to receive a Ph. d from Harvard as well as the first to complete a through scientific study of Black life in America in 1899. Today, Dubois’s The Philadelphia Negro is regarded as one of the earliest examples of American sociology’s transition from being purely philosophical discipline to one that included the use of quantitative data.