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.
Rhetorically Analyzing A Talk to Teachers A talk to teachers, written by James Baldwin, criticises the education system in the mid-1900s by directly sending a message to teachers about the flaws in the system. He argues that race should not hinder equality or the quality of education a child receives. Baldwin uses tone and diction that highlights the importance of his message. In addition, he uses several persuasion tactics to convince his audience of his ideas. Baldwin uses an advanced vocabulary throughout the essay, but only uses slang terms when referring to African Americans.
Booker T. Washington actively promoted economic collaboration of blacks and whites. He also encouraged them to pursue studies in higher education and entrepreneurship. In his famous speech known as the Atlanta Compromise Washington asked blacks to not retaliate with violence against the Jim Crow Laws, Discrimination, or other types of racist behavior. He requested that blacks pursue higher studies. This was met with fierce criticism from DuBois and in response DuBois founded the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People to challenge Washington’s views and gain national momentum for his stance.
Whites’ challenges were: economic threats, gerrymandering and requiring a literacy test pass for voters (illiteracy was a big problem for blacks at that time). 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.
Washington’s belief that blacks should prove themselves through hard work can reflect on his promotion of vocational education. Several white citizens in the South believed blacks are not worthy nor are able to receive the type of education white citizens had, and Washington wanted to terminate this belief. According to Black Georgia in the Progressive Era by John Dittmer, “...most were suspicious of anything beyond a bare elementary eduucation. Former governor Allen D. Candler wrote, ‘I do not believe in the higher education of the darky. He should be taught the trades, but when he is taught the fine arts he gets educated above his caste which makes him unhappy’” (Dittmer 142).
Both were on the journey to improve African American’s social and political status in America. However, they had different methods for getting what they wanted. 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.
In Malcom X's speech he wants to encourage African Americans to stand up for themselves and he is also stating action needs to be taken. Malcom X claims'' Instead of airing our differences in public we need to realize we are all the same family''( Malcom x 69-70). In this section of his speech Malcom X uses pathos in an effort to open peoples eyes. He does this to try and unite African Americans and to show them who the real enemy is. Malcom X also uses Logos to help make his argument stronger.
Douglass worked towards improved race conditions and women's issues. During the Civil War, he argued that slaves should have the right to fight for their freedom. The emancipation and suffrage of freedpeople were his concerns to solve during the Reconstruction Era. Douglass was still actively fighting for the equality of African Americans and women despite the emergence of white supremacist organizations such as the Ku Klux Klan. (His courage contributed to find solutions ("moral transformation"5)for "slavish personality"6, which abolitionists faced a dilemma between slave and free political communities. )
Sixty years after the Supreme Court’s Brown vs. Board of Education, African Americans in the U.S. educational arena are still confined to a lesser existence says Bailey, Ray and Tennille’s article on racism. It reminds people of what they have been through with the hopes that slavery will never happen again. Some whites think they are superior to blacks and keeping the n-word around empowers them with strength and hope that things will go back to the way they were. “Rationalizers of black racism ignore the fact that identical actions inflicted by whites would be universally decried as intolerable,” says Ma, Ying. "Black racism: the hate that dare not speak its name."
It 's become a norm now for the blacks to be struggling in schools, paying their bills and to fit in. Martin Luther once said that “Acquiescence - while often the easier way - is not the moral way. It is the way of the coward.”. Which overall we are moving away from we are starting to fight back for what we now to be right and seek justice for those that