Essay on Analysis Of The Book ' The Souls Of Black Folk '

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George Simmel and W. E. B." Du Bois are two brightest mind in sociology history. Their theories and books has change the way people look at each other. In this paper is going to discuss and compare how George Simmel’s the stranger is parallel to "W. E. B." Du Bois’s double consciousness. How each theory or term are similar and different. Both theorists talks about being an outsider one way or another. Either being by society or by a way person look.
W.E.B Du Bois in his books try to eyes to the truth about the world and influences people to speak out to bigger audience about racism, rejection and to promote equality. Bois wrote "The souls of Black Folk" in 1903. The book explained the effects of racism on African Americans and how they view themselves (Du Bois, Intellectual Influences & Core Ideas, 11-16-16). Du Bois wanted to show people what it was to be African American in America. Du Bois believe segration did more than deny African Americans but deny them fair access to jobs, education and opportunity and was held back from achieving equality (Pampel, 2007. p.240). Segration is what Du Bois called the color line (Du Bois, Intellectual Influences & Core Ideas, 11-16-16). The color line prevented African American from achieving their potential as human being. Du Bois’s double consciousness was about always looking at oneself through the eyes of others. Du Bois claimed that African Americans struggle with multi-faceted conception of self “a double consciousness”…

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