Or as it were, racial barriers should be acknowledged and both sides study to merge and unify. The past should not be forgotten, but instead utilized to learn how to unite in acceptance. DuBois insisted this happen in order to counteract the influence of stereotypes on race where minorities are mired by their color (McKenna & Pratt, 2015). The color line is but one concept that America needs to have erased but is an important one. In order for blacks (as
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.” The fact that Booker T Washington did not address to African Americans civil rights, is really important because it demonstrates that W.E.B DuBois did more than Booker T Washington.
Following the stereotypes, one can simplify the whole picture of the world and make it more comprehensible. But very often the stereotypes appear to be too generalized or wrong. One of the crucial social issues in the United States is constant racial stereotyping of ethnic minorities, which leads to the emergence of such phenomena as racism and discrimination. Brent Staples in his essay “Just Walk on By: Black Men and Public Space” and Judith Ortiz Cofer in her work “The Myth of the Latin Woman: Just Met a Girl Named Maria” both make several important observations about the biased attitude of the whites to ethnic minorities in the United States. Although both authors present their own life experiences and reveal the harmful consequences of racial stereotyping in the society their points of view on the ways of avoiding the conflict situations based on those misunderstandings are different.
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.
(Ritzer, 2015) In many cases racism is performed between the more dominant race -in america this is caucasian americans- to the less dominant minorities, Ie: Hispanics, and African Americans. In order to understand what better ways to get rid of current day racism, i propose a thought experiment to test how people perceive the racism in current day society. The question you must look at before you test to see how to stop current day racism and discrimination is the question, “how do people perceive racism today?”
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”. This logically explains the rout the United States will take if it keeps on discriminating against African Americans, especially when it comes to education. He challenges his
Racism needs to be abolished in order to make the world a better place. We can combat racism by cutting out stereotypes, learning to quit being prejudice, and not letting others be a victim. In order to combat racism, we must not prejudge people by the color of their skin. For example, the race quiz showed me that people aren’t always the race you think they are. You may think that a dark skinned person is African American.
This turning point encouraged DuBois to fight for his education, fight for his race, and be an example of success among blacks. He encouraged others to fight against the racial segregation that was taking place in the United States and demand equality of the races. W.E.B. DuBois developed such a passion and drive for black equality that he published many essays and works that became very influential in his mission. The Souls of Black Folk is a compilation of DuBois’s essays that were written in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Racial distinctions between Africans Americans and Caucasians have been used to justify significant differences in jobs, policing and housing, leading to great injustices. If we want to address those injustices we need to change the way we think about what our society needs to do in order to strive. The racial influence on finding jobs for African Americans in modern society still worsens as discrimination still decides who gets the job or the promotion. For example, if two qualified males of both races applied for a job the one who would be called up for the job is most likely the Caucasian male. I believe this because of the statistics that have been shown to me and our society countless times.
In the book I think the element of racial discrimination against blacks is controversial today. Harper Lee describes a common theme in the book, being that whites are superior to blacks no matter what. In our world today, the African American race is still held to this degree but some feel otherwise. Some people in the world feel that whites and blacks are treated equally and the issue of racism does not exist anymore; others feel it is very much alive today in our word and we are still taking steps to overcome it. I found this element of the book very insightful because it allowed me to see a different view of racism and how it could still be going on today.