Upliftment Essay

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The birth of upliftment in the black community
In the high words of famous actor Will Rogers, "We will never have true civilization until we have learned to recognize the rights of others". After gaining freedom, African Americans struggled to bring themselves forward and be successful. Booker T. Washington, a scholar who taught at Tuskegee University, was the author of the "Atlanta Compromise" emphasized that a black man was only to be prepared to work. W.E.B. DuBois is a scholar who was the first African-American to graduate with a Ph.D. at Harvard University. He is the author of the text "Of Mr. Booker T. Washington and others" disagreed with Washington 's central point of views for a thriving black community. Booker T. Washington and W.E. DuBois both advocated for civil rights and education for the upliftment of the black community. Washington believed
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Also, Washington purposed a more industrial education rather than a liberal one; he stated: "Cast it down in agriculture, mechanics, in commerce, in domestic service and in the professions" (Pg.573). He believed that a black man should only be educated through the industrial perspective, this meaning that the black people are only able to work and nothing else. However, DuBois thought otherwise and stated: "The prime cause of a negro 's failure to rise more quickly is his wrong education in the past" (Pg.702). In the present day, we see education inequality and DuBois 's view towards education is correct and most of all important. Washington 's proposal will only increase white oppression given the fact that they will have more education rather than the person of color and use this to judge the black race as uneducated. This barrier affects us as a minority community, and DuBois saw this as a solution to break inequality, which has progressed to not only having whites get an intellect education but blacks as

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