Booker W. E. B Dubois Analysis

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Bois examines the struggles African Americans face in the United States. He says it’s impossible at this point in history to be both a black man and an American, he wants to change this. He said that even though slavery had ended, black men were yet to be truly free. Du Bois argued that blacks need freedom in all aspects of their lives, including “the freedom of life and limb, the freedom to work and think, the freedom to love and aspire” (412). He also argued that blacks need their right to vote in order to protect themselves. W. E. B. Du Bois disagreed strongly with many of Booker T. Washington’s beliefs about black advancement. Du Bois believed that blacks stood by Washington, even though they did not like or agree with what he was saying, because he was a leader and they trusted him. Du Bois said that “Washington’s programme practically accepts the alleged inferiority of the Negro races” (416). He does not want blacks to stop asking for political power, civil rights and higher education for youths, unlike Washington. Washington wanted…show more content…
E. B. Du Bois and Booker T. Washington, in my opinion, W. E. B. Du Bois has a better argument. I think that Booker T. Washington was an extremely intelligent intellectual, who truly believed he was doing the best he could to help African-Americans. He made some really good points and had logical reasoning behind all of his ideas. I just think that W. E. B. Du Bois had a better plan on how to achieve their shared goals. Blacks should not have been forced to wait for political and social equality, as Washington suggested. They had already waited long enough, they had been enslaved for far too long and denied their natural rights. They deserved to have all the same rights as white people. They were not asking for too much, by any means. They weren’t expecting social equality to come overnight, but it was not fair for Washington to ask blacks to just remain idle and wait for their time to
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