Compare And Contrast Washington And Dubois

The plight of the African American has been exceptionally brutal and generationally consequential in the United States. Africans Americans were brought over to this country by force as slaves and remained enslaved for centuries and after they achieved freedom in 1865 they continually struggled through the Reconstruction period and even beyond the Civil Right period with a system of written and unwritten laws in America that kept them oppressed and made it nearly impossible to control their destiny’s. Shortly after slavery ended, many black leaders arose that had differing strategies for how African American people could strategically achieve equality in the United States. Booker. T Washington, the most influential black leader of his time, …show more content…
WEB Dubois disagreed with Dubois’ theory and believed blacks would gain equality mainly through political action. While both men had great strategies for social change, achieving true equality in this country requires a combination of both strategies. Both leader 's strategies are conducive toward achieving social, civil, political and economic progress. Many racial groups in this country such as the Jews and the Chinese have chosen to focus most of their collective efforts to achieving economic and educational progress, which is in line with Booker T Washington 's political philosophy to achieve equality. While African Americans have also made progress using DuBois ' strategy through the civil rights movement. Both Booker T. Washington and Dubois ' strategy are important and critical for African Americans to make social and economic progress in America. I intend to demonstrate through various historical contexts, that social progress requires an equal focus on civil rights strategies as well as economical and educational …show more content…
Jewish people have always been targets of prejudice and they endured anti-Semitism in American as well. The Jews were often used as a scapegoat for economic crisis such as the Great Depression. They were also the victims of many hate crimes by white supremacist groups such as the KKK. The KKK terrorized the Jewish community through acts of vandalism, bombings and arson. While the Jews did use some political action to protest the anti-Semitism of their time there was still always an embracing of education as a means of opportunity for their community. This focus on education has allowed the Jews to prosper in America, according to a recent poll (Sichel, 2) Jews are the highest earning religious group in this country. The method Jews used to make progress in this country is very similar to what Booker T. Washington was advocating. In the late 20th century Booker T wanted African Americans to stay in the racist south and gain economic wealth through the crafts, industrial and farming skills. He believed African Americans elevating themselves through hard work would lead to equality in time. This why in his Atlanta Compromise speech he says, “only let this be constantly in mind, that, while from representations in these buildings of the product of field, of forest, of mine, of factory, letters, and art, much good

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