Washington views as opposed to Du Bois, urged blacks to “accept discrimination for the time being and concentrate on elevating themselves through hard work and material prosperity; He believed in education in the crafts, industrial and farming skills and the cultivation of the virtues of patience, enterprise and thrift (“Wormser, Richard. Booker T Washington PBS”)”. African Americans should acquire useful skills like getting a quality education and patiently accept their lot until racism faded ; As opposed to Du Bois views to end segregation and not accept black
King and Malcolm X had both wanted a better life for their race, however, what divided their efforts towards a common goal was their way to get there. Dr. King promoted a world with integration, a place where all races coexisted peacefully and treated each other amicably. MLK was very surprisingly realistic about segregation, claiming African Americans had “come a long, long way” but had “a long, long way to go” towards integration. He was of the opinion that through hard work and persistence, one day blacks and whites would regard each others as equals. His fairly idealistic world directly counteracted Malcolm X’s clause of segregation in his policy of Black Nationalism.
It is at the bottom of life we must begin, and not at the top. Now should we permit our grievances to overshadow our opportunities (Washington, pg 2, The Atlanta Exposition speech).” By saying this Washington means that in order for the African American race to succeed as free civilians they have to learn how to appreciate their background and use that to an advantage to succeed in the society. He states, “The wisest among my race understand that the agitation of questions of social equality is the extremist folly. (Washington, pg 3, The Atlanta Exposition speech).” He also suggest for African Americans to take advantage of the number of opportunities presented to them in order to succeed in life. He highlights his message to his audience by exampling a ship lost a see and whose sailors were dying of thirst.
DuBois wrote The Souls of Black Folk in 1903, which can fall into two periods: “nadir of American racial relations” and Jim Crow. “Nadir of American racial relations” is a term coined by historian Rayford Logan and was expanded upon by historians such as James Loewen. The “nadir” is defined as an era that began after the Reconstruction era and lasted until the Second World War. It is a time period where blacks in the South were subject to extreme forms of racism perpetuated by the society. The very rights that were provided to them after the emancipation and during the Reconstruction era were being suppressed by people who felt that they did not deserve it.
W.E.B. Dubois believes that blacks should demand that blacks fight for their freedom now. On the other hand, Booker T. Washington realizes that the whites aren’t ready for equality with blacks and that they need to gradually increase their freedom by becoming economically successful first then by gradually becoming free. Washington was born into slavery, yet he overcame that great struggle and is an important figure for
During the turn of the century the Jim Crow era, between the years 1895- 1950 there were two prominent black leaders that arose in order to accomplish one goal equal rights for African Americans. Although these two leaders shared different ideas and strategies for dealing with the Jim Crow era. Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois dedicated their lives to gain equal rights for African Americans. Booker T. Washington was one of the most influential African Americans of the 19th century.
Through the war, Green which to set the precedent for an improvement in the social status of African American people. This appeal to the past persuades his audience to not buckle under the previous and present social injustices, but rather to strive to right as many social wrongdoings as
Although Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X seem to have mutual respect and an equal understanding of the inequality, their philosophies were quite different from each other. The men had contrasting ideas when it came to fighting for racial equality. Martin Luther King’s philosophies made more sense than Malcolm X’s philosophies, because King believed in working together and nonviolence protests to change the minds of the white society. Where Malcolm X believed in working separately to gain independence for the black communities, so
Black education was not legal until after the start of Reconstruction. Although Blacks, had the right to attend school, they could not get a proper education. This was because of racial discrimination from white society. The colored were thought as the inferior race towards the White Americans, and was perceived incapable of having the same rights. Therefore, African Americans went through many struggles and unfair treatment to receive equality in the educational system.
Black children represent 60% of juveniles in prison and 40% of k-12 population but 2/3 suspended (Nesbit, 2015). This achievement gap is a result of inherent historical factors in the social structure of the public school system and justice system. These systems put African American students on a track of academic failure and leave them at a disadvantage to living meaningful lives. African American students aren’t receiving the proper education as a result are unprepared for college and getting a job. In addition, supporting institutional racism structures that continue to support the marginalization of African Americans well into adulthood.
He was anxious about the possibility that that blacks that requested equivalent rights would make malevolence in the middle of themselves and white Americans. He composed the book "Up from Slavery". Du Bois trusted that scholastic instruction was more imperative that exchange training. He said that accepting modern instruction would keep African-Americans caught in lower social and financial classes. Du Bois needed African-Americans urged to succeed in human expressions and sciences.
These two speeches are about some viewpoints of between Booker T. Washington and W.E.B. Du Bois. They both have similar and different perspective about how African American should live in order to earn respect and achieve better quality of life. There are same and different points between Washington and Du Bois. Both of them have similar philosophies.
The rivalry between Booker T. Washington and W.E.B DuBois is very well known in the African American community. This two well educated black activist both stepped into play to help control the segregation of whites and blacks in America. issues. Even though they were completely opposite both of them made huge changes. Booker T Washington gradual approach to getting blacks their civil rights by exceling in agriculture, commerce, and domestic services and waiting for whites to give them rights was okay, but I agree with W.E.B DuBois direct approach because I do not believe we should have to wait for something that should not have been taken in the first place.
These two individuals have varying views on the education of black Americans. Booker T Washington took the view that proper higher education made for the betterment of the black community. He believed that taking pride in one’s race and becoming responsible citizens is what would help the black Americans against the racial discrimination they received. He also helped to create black higher education. The main difference between these two arguments is that one focused on education while the other focused more on social action.
When it came to civil rights, finding the right person to lead an entire population into freedom was a pretty important problem. The two most important leaders in the Civil Rights Movement were Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X, and they were respected by a large portion of the black community in America. Although, when it came the troubling issues of segregation, both of schools and in everyday activities, and the violent approach to fight racism v.s. the non violent approach, Martin Luther King Jr. was a better person to lead black americans. The first reason why black americans needed Martin Luther King Jr. over Malcolm X was MLK’s view on segregation.