He wanted job education for blacks so they could learn how to do their jobs and do it properly. W.E.B thought differently than Washington. As shown in document 2 believed that Blacks should be peaceful and strive for their rights. He focused on the exact opposite things that of Booker T. Washington. Dubois focused on a strategy called the gradualist political strategy.
Washington’s views on "racial progress" were that offered black acquiescence in disenfranchisement and social segregation if whites would back the idea of black progress in education, agriculture, and economics. Agriculture to Washington was one of the soul ideas of his "racial progress" theory. Washington argued that the focus of African-Americans should be education on a trade so that they could be taught the skills they needed to be able to open up their own businesses. That would lead to African-Americans to create jobs for other African-Americans. Washington felt blacks shouldn’t worry about winning civil rights, but rather have some kind of economic stability first.
Washington preferred a gradual incline of black involvement and acceptance, whereas DuBois preferred immediate direct action. DuBois tried to get African Americans to be involved in politics for this would be the only way their freedoms would be maintained and that could gain influence in society. Carter Woodson states that without political involvement, they would “lose ground in the basic things of life,” (Doc I). DuBois says that the original democratic system does not exist anymore; a caste system replaced it with the white men on top, who try to diminish the civil liberties of those below them, the blacks (Doc F). Dubois’s solution is that African Americans must constantly fight and argue for what they desire in order to ever gain their rights (Doc E).
Washington and Frederick Douglass both believed that slavery was detestable. They also creed that the prejudice of the Americans was unacceptable and that the blacks deserved more credit than what they recieved. Booker and Frederick believed that all humans are equal and that if the whites and blacks worked together, America would benefit more from the unity than from slavery. Although Frederick Douglass and Booker T. Washington's view of slavery and prejudice are similar, their view of forgivness were not quite the same. Booker forgave the whites for their enslaving blacks and prejudice, but Frederick hated this act of immoral behaviour and did not quite forgive the
This was due to the fact that they shared in the general prejudice of their time and because of the fact that they considered other reforms (such as lower tariffs) to be more important that anti-lynching laws. African American leaders such as Booker T. Washington, W.E.B. Du Bois, and Marcus Garvey strongly disagreed with the opinions and actions of the Progressive era and took action on their own to alleviate poverty and discrimination. A former slave, Booker T. Washington proposed a response to discrimination that was widely accepted by both whites and African Americans in the hostile racial climate of the 1880s and 1890s. In 1881, Washington established the Tuskegee Institute in Tuskegee, Alabama.
King wanted all the races to come together for the hatred and violence to be put to an end. He expressed his message powerfully and passionately. On the other hand, Malcolm X wanted African-Americans to build a world for themselves controlled by only them and that only addressed the desires and needs that were important. In addition Malcolm X showed that he didn’t believe in an integrated society, he was known as an extremist. Malcolm X clearly stated and explained that the Africans didn’t decide to come to America but rather that they were forced and brought against their will.
Another major point he makes in this speech is that blacks need to learn to put brains and skills to their occupations of life instead of just labor to achieve higher standing and success. In the 2nd reading from W.E.B Dubois Critiques on Booker T. Washington, Dubois believes more so in the fact that the black man needs to work on their economic status to earn respect and rise above instead of Washington’s idea of developing friendships with the whites before economically advancing. Dubois also disagrees with Washington’s idea of these relationships before economic prosperity because he feels that it is too soon to develop these close relationships between the whites and the blacks since slavery has been abolished so recently. He only believes that developing a higher standard and economic lifestyle would allow openings for these
However in order for social transformation to exist we must all develop a mentality/lifestyle that rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. Instead we as a nation should express love to one another. MLK wants to us to acknowledge the individuals (black) that has shaped our country in a positive way. The Negro made a huge difference to society, but instead are encountered with social disapproval and faced with man’s inhumane acts. He believes we should show appreciation for these people who have suffered for righteousness’ sake.
During this time period, whites expected black people to behave a certain way, have certain traits, and treat them with absolute respect. Whites, during Richard’s time, felt they were superior to the blacks they interacted with, and had many expectations that would be classified as racist today. However, in his work, Richard Wright shows how one can break from this predetermined mold. In many instances during the work,
Also, as interested as Garrison was in freedom for black slaves, he was not convinced that they should be treated the way whites were treated. He was not fighting for equality, just freedom from slavery. This would make some people – especially Douglas – question how loyal he really was to the black population. Douglas represents everyone who was willing to compromise for small gains on the road to abolition; he was half black, and was raised by a slave. Douglas knew what it was like to be a black slave in early America, and believed that all black people should have freedom,