Considering The Color Line

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Considering the Color-Line: an issue that the world faces still today. Tracy Freundschuh Rasmussen College Author Note This research is being submitted on January 11, 2014 for Erica Ellsworth’s G435/AML4680 Section 02 Literature of American Minorities course. Considering the Color-Line: an issue that the world faces still today. For as far back as people can remember there has been an issue with race. The Color-Line is something that W.E.B. DuBois spoke about frequently in this writings, and many of the issues that he spoke of still hold true today. DuBois claims that the color-line will continue to be America’s number one problem, which may be seen in the sample writings of Frederick Douglass and W.E.B. DuBois (Bryant, 2010).…show more content…
graduate, as well as the first black member of the National Association for Advancement of Colored People. His thoughts and speeches clearly indicated that he felt that there would always be a division of people according to their race. In The Souls of Black Folk, DuBois indicates that the slaves sang songs that had messages of hope within them. Once of the most powerful was “that sometime, somewhere, men will judge men by their souls and not by their skins” (DuBois, 2006. p. 146). Conclusion DuBois thought that the color-line would be a problem in America for a long time, and he was right. While things have started to get a little better, the color-line issue is still a problem in America today. While some can argue that we have an African American president, which would have seemed impossible during DuBois life, we still have a long way to go in making this issue a non-issue in society. Resources Bryant, J. (2010). The Pearson Custom Library of American Literature. Rasmussen College English Department. New York, NY: Pearson Learning Solutions. Douglass, F. (2004). What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?. Ripples Of Hope: Great American Civil Rights Speeches, 45-54. DuBois, W.E.B. (2006).Chapter XIV: Of the Sorrow Songs. Souls of Black Folk by W. E. B. Du Bois (pp. 140-148). Project Gutenberg Literary Archive
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