B Dubois Prejudice And Discrimination

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W.E.B Dubois-Prejudice and Discrimination
Since the beginning of history around the 1600’s slavery was common, and people were used to pick crops and do other things their owners required of them. Slavery lasted till around the late 1800’s when the 13th amendment was adopted and slavery was abolished. In the 20th and 21st century is when African Americans were starting to be treated as first class citizens. Today one of the most powerful men in the United States is an African American; he holds the highest seat in office. He is the commander and chief, President Obama. Over a century ago people would have thought this to be impossible.
W.E.B Dubois was known for many things from a historian, novelist, journalist, editor, political advocate and a sociologist (Horne). Dubois was known for his writing and had novels anywhere from fiction to nonfiction. He served as a founder and a principal operative of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, and he was a leader of the council of African Affairs (Horne). Being born a free man, but battling prejudice and discrimination Dubois did most of his studies on being African American in a predominately white world. W.E.B Dubois predicted that in the 20th century that “the color line” would become the foremost problem (Horne). He also coined the term double consciousness in sociology.
The phrase “color line” was derived after the civil war where African Americans were segregated from whites. In 1903
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