However Booker T. Washington believed in having a more skillful education, consisting of learning how to trade, mastering agriculture skills and more things one would need to get a job. However, W.E.B DuBois also put many efforts to achieve equal rights towards African Americans which Booker T Washington put on hold. Booker T Washington’s plan was to make it so that “Blacks would [have to] accept segregation and discrimination but their eventual acquisition of wealth and culture would gradually win for them the respect and acceptance of whites”. This vision that Booker T Washington had “practically accepts the alleged inferiority of the Negro race”. W.E.B commented on this process saying it was an attempt, “to educate black boys and girls simply as servants and underlings.”
Regardless, they were able to aid in ending discrimination and received equal standing in education, labor, acquiring of land, etc.. If it had only been Du Bois fighting for equality, then he would have achieved the fight for equality sooner. On the contrary, Du Bois only provided one view to how African Americans were being treated; Washington had a friendlier approach. This may be due to his fear of being lynched or placing African Americans in a harsher situation than they already were. Washington seemed more methodical—he was thinking about African Americans having the full rights of the 14th and 15th amendments. At the same, he was also concerned about the consequences of his speech, and if it angered the whites more than it relieved the situation they were all facing.
He uses the audience's emotional vulnerability to make his argument stronger and more convincing. Another strategy used it appealing the audiences logical side. Baldwin uses this strategy primarily at the end of his speech to share the consequences of segregation. This can be seen in the last line of the speech when he states “America is not the world and if America is going to become a nation, she must find a way-and this child must help her to find a way-to use the tremendous potential and tremendous energy which this child represents. If this country does not find a way to use that energy, it will be destroyed by that energy”.
Also the internal problem was differing views between Baker and other leaders about leadership. While Baker tried to develop local leadership, the ministers held a view that we need a strong, charismatic leadership. But the SCLC was doing its best to achieve a cooperation with the NAACP. The SCLC was publicly and privately complementing the accomplishments, goals, and importance of the NAACP in the civil rights activism. The SCLC was also making sure that it was not interested in taking away the local leaders and financial resources from the NAACP.
The article was directed towards the African American community or the Negroes to offer an alternative ideology. The sources was created in and attempt to create a new movement that would advance the negro people without compromising higher education, civil rights and self-respect. Since he is directly scrutinizing the work of a Negro man, his work can be biased and that affects the reliability of the source given. The path given to us by Booker T. Washington is an ineffective one and gives no structure to what was previously done for the past fifteen years. The source is important because you need to advocate change for the betterment of the Negroes in order for the generations to be successful in what they do.
Francisco Alarcon Discussion question: African Americans in the Late 1800s If I would of had to follow an African American leader during this time of segregation I would have definitely followed, W.E.B. Du Bois, instead of Booker T. Washington because if I were an African American during this period of time I would want my rights to be enforced As a human being and respected, I believe no matter our race we shall have the right to demand are rights if there are not given to us. and I believe demanding rights in my opinion is a faster way to get whites to respect African American Rights rather than asking them and waiting the way Booker T. Washington thought it should be done. African Americans during this period of time were prevented from
Some, such as King, believed that life would be better with equality and integration. Others, such as X and the Black Panthers, desired the removal of black people from white society through any means necessary. The methods used by the movement were numerous, but the racism and inherent culture of discrimination in America shows that none of the means for change were entirely successful, and furthermore shows that America as a nation must continue to work towards tolerance and justice for
While passing this information, their humanity is ignored as their humanity was denied in the past. However, when the huge contributions of the African Americans during, before, and after their enslavement are acclaimed, then their humanity is un-denied, and their lives start to matter in the society. The start of initiatives introducing the learning of black history in schools allows the restoration of the humanity of African Americans. It opens up the society to the ideology that society can only learn to appreciate the African American members of the society by learning about their history. This revelation should also allow children to grow appreciating African Americans, not just from their color but from their historical path that has led them to strive to be crucial members of the society.
Critiquing the approach of prominent civil rights activists, who in his view were invested in a strategy of racial uplift that would only benefit a few selected African Americans, by largely upholding the racial and social status quo -- at the cost of the vast majority of Blacks in the country, whose situation was further deteriorating, Carmichael developed his more inclusive, grassroots oriented approach of black empowerment. Countering a politics of respectability that had proved ineffective in changing the hearts and minds of the great majority of Whites, Carmichael advocated a politics that centered on the interests of African Americans in a way that would end what he perceived as a vicious circle, the constant reliance on the fleeting goodwill of Whites. Informed by his own experiences in Lowndes County, Alabama, Carmichael advocated a strategy of local organizing that diverged from the civil rights movement’s narrow focus and dependence on the national Democratic Party. Instead of catering votes to the Democrats and hoping that they would make good on their promises, Carmichael argued that African Americans should form their own organizations. These would function as a power basis for future negotiations in the political realm.
Do you believe that African Americans education is harsher due to racism? Perhaps is there an equal opportunity in the United States for non colored teachers to see African American students like they see their white peers. African Americans education has been negatively impacted by racism. It is observed that white teachers are known to label their black students as troublemakers. For black students who looks for a degree, their degree isn’t guaranteed for that student because of racism.