John Dubois Rhetorical Analysis

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Dubois also proposes a solutions to the Black community. For Du Bois, education is very important for black folk. In the society where racism exist, education is the path to freedom. Educated folks will know how to lead the community to gain rights. Dubois come to this solutions with the approach of pragmatism. Pragmatism is the philosophical doctrine that rejects the quest for fundamental foundational truths and abstract philosophical systems. Pragmatists argue that practical consequences are the criteria of knowledge, meaning and value. Dubois using pragmatism to approach to the problem of race. He suggests that by using pragmatist principles, we can arrive at the truth regarding race relations by seeing the injustice of racism and promoting social change. In his address during the Niagara Movement, Dubois emphasize that “ And when we call for education, we mean real education. We believe in work. We ourselves are workers, but work is not necessarily education. Education is the development of power and ideal.We want our children trained as intelligent human beings should be, and we will fight for all time against any proposal to educate black boys and girl simply as servants and underlings, or simply for the use of other people. They have a right to know, to think, to aspire.” Regardless of personal background, everyone must have a chance to be educated.…show more content…
I also feel Dorothy Smith theory on women is very subjective. She wrote her book base on her experience. It’s over generalize. There are women today who goes against all the values and norms that man place on her.. For example: heavily tattooed women. Tattoo is consider very masculinity and something women should not have in her body. Woman with tattoo are usually frown upon by society. Despite the stigma, heavily tattooed women still decided to keep all her tattoo. Smith’s theory also propose the question about LGBT community: How do the LGBT community participates in gender role ? Is it still the same
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