W. E. B. Dubois And The Black Lives Matter Movement

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William Edward Burghardt DuBois, formerly known as W.E.B. DuBois. An American sociologist, civil rights activist, Pan-Africanist, and leader. He was considered a defender of freedom, and fighter of injustice, and fighter of Black Liberation. DuBois is an inspiration not only to sociology but to Black lives matter activist. He noticed the race problem and was trying to solve it and cure colored prejudice. W.E.B. DuBois was an influential leader, his experience was one of the reasons why he such an influential leader, and he made a great contribution to Black movement. In what ways didW.E.B DuBois actions help with the Black Lives Matter movement? In Modern days today, didW.E.B DuBois accomplish what he believes was a problem about race inferiority? …show more content…
He was implying that race only matters because of the social meaning society attach to it. Therefore, by concluding that race matter because society says it does. It does not necessary matter biologically. He wanted to remove the myth of racial inferiority. DuBois wanted equal treatment for Black people in a world dominated by whites. The dominant group in society who happen to be the 1% of lawmaker benefits from the social stratification because they define which groups are privileged and which groups are not. The minority group has less significant control and power over their own lives. They are the subordinate group (Schaefer 1-8). They create hierarchy and ranked because of social weight race carry. As Schaefer says, race exists in people mind. The meaning society gives to it make sure that some people have more power and resources than others. This process benefits those on top who have control of …show more content…
Racism still exist and discrimination, stereotype, and labeling encourages it.W.E.B DuBois contribution to black empowerment encourages other leaders to form and implement their ideas and belief. The NAACP still exist and defending Black injustices. In cases that spark the Black Lives Matter movement such Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown killing, the NAACP fought to bring justice to their families. The Black Lives Matter activist tries to bring light to the fact that black lives matter just as much as any other lives, but still people fail to understand their reason, and motivate behind those reason. They are trying advocate that the current capitalist society is not working for the people because it privileges one race over the other and exploit the less powerful and

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