W. E. B. Dubois Book Analysis

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Scholar W.E.B. DuBois once said, “When you have mastered numbers, you will in fact no longer be reading numbers, any more than you read words when reading books, you will be reading meanings” (Brainyquote). Learning was more than just reading numbers and books, it was about understanding them and being able to apply the knowledge that one gained from reading. As the co-founder of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored people and first African American to earn his Ph.D. from Harvard University, he understood the importance of education in the race torn United States (Wosmer, 2002). The emphasis on education and comprehension opens up a world of opportunities for not only African Americans, but people in general. Malcolm X, a …show more content…
He began to further educate himself through his self-education. He understood there was a racial, social and economic issues in the country and decided to do something about it. After he began reading about Elijah Muhammad’s teachings, he became increasingly intrigued with black history as well as slavery. From teaching himself to read and comprehend what he read, he eventually began to dislike white men and how they treated African Americans in the past as well as while he was alive. However, W.E.B. Dubois had a different view of education as well as a different …show more content…
After finishing his Bachelor of Science degree in Law from Northwestern University in 1929, he was diagnosed with poliomyelitis which put him on crutches forever, but he refused to let his physical ailment stop him. He earned a Ph.D. in sociology and a M.A. in economics from the University of Chicago, before teaching at colleges such as Wiley College, the Tuskegee Institute, Lincoln University, as well as Wayne State University. Cox wrote four books Caste, Class, and Race, The Foundations of Capitalism, Capitalism and American Leadership, and Race Relations: Elements and Social Dynamics between the years of 1948 and 1978 (Lawson). According to an article on encyclopedia.com, he created a theory that explained ideology was responsible for producing a social system in which black people were considered inferior to whites” (Thomson, 2008). He also researched the history of race antagonism, which he found started in the 15th century during the growth of capitalism and nationalism. Through his research, he found that race issues were not ordinary or widespread occurrence, but a specific ideology that became lodged into social theory. In the book Caste, Class and Race, according to encyclopedia.com, Cox discusses major sociological theories looking at

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