Essay The Industrial Education Of African American Education

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As the industrial education was the most essential and necessary to make a better living for the black race at that time, Washington advocates not higher education and institution, but only industrial education and learning. DuBois seems angry and frustrated at Washington dealing with only industrial education in the speech. “Mr. Washington distinctly asks that black people give up at least for the present…… Third, higher education of Negro youth” directly illustrates DuBois’s feeling of Washington disappointing him bitterly. “He advocates common-school and industrial training, and depreciates institutions of higher learning: but neither the Negro common-schools, nor Tuskegee itself, could remain open a day were it not for teachers trained in Negro colleges, or trained by their graduates” criticizes Washington for only advocating industrial training and basic/lower education and for completing and failing his industrial education/training instuitutions. Those two quotes indicate that DuBois censures Washington’s speech on industrial education of African American. However, Washington implies the significance of only industrial education not to offend the white audience by mentioning higher education, in order to get at least essential industrial training for the black people. Advocating higher education of African American at once is a rash and impetuous demand for the white audience when they aren’t prepared, which might leads the white people to reject and to create…

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