While Mr Washington tells thst the success of African Americans depends on their own efforts, W.E.B. DuBois, arguing with his ides, says that “It has been claimed that the Negro can survive only through submission“. DuBois calls Washington the leader of two races and the compromiser between South and North, but in reality the only thing that Washington does is that he is trying to find a decision which will stop the segregation of African Americans, but without making problems for the rest of
“ We come here today to dramatize a shameful condition” we see here he is reaching out not only the black community, but giving the rest of the community a conscience for the “bad check”, the empty promises that have been made and to having insufficient funds. In“The ballot or the bullet” speech in its name alone it shows determination. Malcolm X’s delivery of the speech shows you something very different from Dr.King’ s speech. He does not care for those he calls “ the enemy” he explains. The strategy of the white man has always been divide and conquer.
A leader’s platform will either succeed or fail based upon the opinions of those who are following the leader. There are no absolute guarantees that a particular platform will provide all the correct answers and bring world peace as people might expect, but a leader must be chosen nonetheless. When discussing the social conditions that black people endured in the early 20th century in America, one has to admit there was a lot to be desired. Not too many years removed from slavery, black people were striving to make a place in American society with the hopes of being accepted by white America. As such black people struggled on many levels.
Dubois believed for some time that blacks and whites could live in the same place but have nothing to do with each other in society (Broderick). He later decided that that would not work out and developed a theory known as the “Conservation of Races” which described a solution for the African-American situation (Moses,2007). This theory was derived from the belief of Booker T. Washington that progress of the Negro race would be a result of people developing skills to better themselves and the support of other races (Wolters). Although Dubois agreed with Washington on the fact that bettering society would have to be a mutual act, he did not admire Washington like Garvey did. He began to move away from the other beliefs of Washington because it was almost like he accepted discrimination and was fighting against Dubois
He wanted segregation to end but was leery of integration. He also feared that blacks could become slaves again. “He would not Africanize America, for America has too much to teach the world and Africa. He would not bleach his Negro soul in a flood of white Americanism, for he knows that Negro blood has a message for the world. He simply wishes to make it possible for a man to be both a Negro and an American, without being cursed and spit upon by his fellows, without having the doors of Opportunity closed roughly in his face (Dubois, Gates, pg.
Du Bois began to publish his own book called “The Souls of Black Folk”. In the book, he said, "The problem of the twentieth century is the problem of the color line," and dismissed the accommodation to discrimination advocated by Booker T. Washington. "[When] Mr. Washington apologizes for injustice," Du Bois wrote, "he does not rightly value the privilege and duty of voting, belittles the emasculating effects of caste distinctions, and opposes the higher training and ambition of our brighter minds...we must unceasingly and firmly oppose [him]." (PBS, 1) Even though Booker T Washington and Du Bois were fighting for the same cause and on the same side, they both did not agree with the ways they both were fighting like. Booker T has his ways and so did Du
Washington and others,” the author tells the reader that Booker T. Washington has fundamentally failed them as a leader. Instead of striking a compromise with white southerner, he should have demanded the equal rights for the Negro people. Dr. Du Bois use of logos shows that his feeling toward the Atlanta Compromise is not personal, but is in the best interest of the Negro race as they move into the 20th century. When making this argument, it works for Dr. Du Bois because he appeals to the logic and emotion of the reader. Dr. Du Bois, although an educated man, never brings of the fact that he was the first black to earn a Ph.
Lincoln was associated with this name because he opposed slavery expansion in his debates and speeches before getting elected in 1860. Lincoln viewed that African- Americans should have rights, but whites were and always would be the superior race. Therefore, Lincoln was not an equalitarian. He didn’t agree with the reality that white people could enslave blacks or darker skin toned individuals. He states, “If A. can prove, however conclusively, that he may, of right, enslave B.
Black History: Lost, stolen, or strayed Throughout our lives we have been taught, shown, and reassured of the very existence of slavery. What we are not taught is that we existed before slavery and our history, as Africans, begins long before the invasion of Europe, and even before the invasion of Rhome. Within most educational institutions, at whatever level, we have been depicted as the weak minded people vulnerable to capture and responsive to torture. Could it be that before being invaded we were peaceful people and worried more about living off of the land and life, which was given to us by God, than the creation of weapons used to conquer? Could it be that the Roman Europeans were only empowered enough to defeat us by being able to coerce our northern equals with riches and foreign goods to accept them as allies and aid them in their sinister plans?
Describes how African Americans need to make change to what they were born into, “You were born where you were born… you were …You were born into a society which spelled out with brutal clarity, and in as many ways as possible, that you were a worthless human being. You were not expected to aspire to excellence: you were expected to make peace with mediocrity” 2. African Americans can make a change if we unite, “If we- and now I mean the relatively conscious whites and the relatively conscious blacks, who must, like lovers, insist on, or create, the consciousness of the others- do not falter in our duty now, we may be able, handful that we are, to end the racial nightmare, and achieve our country, and change the history of the world” III. Focuses on troubles of lower class citizens A. The world is victimizing the poor –“Fifth Avenue Uptown” 1.