Black Subjectivity Debate Essay

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| | | REGINALD JONES | 9/30/2010 |


America can never hide its dirty secret, but they will toil continuously to conceal this. Slavery is indeed the most atrocious act in American history. Just stating the facts is horrible, and this so dearly infuriates me to say this, but humans was brutally forced into armadas and compelled to capitulate what little rights of life they actually had. Families were interspersed, religion was lost, native glots were cut, and most importantly their identity was deleted. By the same token, how does one rebound from something like this enslavement? Unfortunately, there was no rebound; Therefore, Negros’ cultural instability was unspontanious. That is, they were breed intentionally to be
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Booker T. Washington’s opinion on social equality was flagrantly different than Dubois’s opinion. Booker T. Washington was a former slave, so naturally I feel he was a fairly passive individual, yet very intelligent. But in respect to social equality, Washington felt equality was superfluous. As Washington explains in Atlantic Exposition Address, that he was called to deliver on behave of the Negro race. Washington fosters:
Casting down your bucket among my people, helping and encouraging them as you are doing on these ground, and to education of the head, hand, and heart, you will find that they will buy your surplus land, make blossom the waste places in your field and run your factories. While doing this, you can be sure in the future, as in the past, that you and your families will be surrounded by the most patient, faithful, lawabiding, and unresentful people that the world has seen. As we have proved our loyalty to you in the past, in nursing your children, watching by the sickbed of your mothers and fathers, and often following them tear-dimmed eyes to their graves, so in the future, in our humbles ways, we shall stand by you with a devotion that no foreigner can approach, ready to lay down our lives, if need be, in your defense…….In all things that are purely social we can be as separate as the fingers, yet one as the hand in all things essential to mutual progress (Washington 596)
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