Booker T Washington Vs W. E. B De Dubois Essay

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Both think so different but fight for the same thing?
How can two people that our similar but at the time have different ways of life come together to achieve the same goal?Imagine 30 years after slavery ended you because of the color of your skin are still being mistreated. During the time of Booker and W.E.B the Jim crow law was created to segregate blacks and whites. Because of the segregation blacks had their own society like community only dealing with each other. Blacks were separated from society, they had their own neighborhoods buildings they only used, and lived in only cities. During the time blacks were wrongly accused of from making foods, making jobs,and having a successful miny government.Many of the crimes they were
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Booker believed that if they just focused on what they could control and then eventually they would get equality. He also believed that we can’t fight back or we will die. “No race can prosper until it learns that there is as much dignity in tilling in the field as in writing a poem”. (Atlanta compromise speech). He believed that working on a field is as worthy as a job as a educator, so he is saying that if the white people noticed that the jobs that blacks are doing are useful as society than later on equality will come. “ As we have proved ur loyalty to you in the past, in nursing your children, watching by the sick-bed of your mothers, and fathers, and often following them with tear- dimmed eyes to their graves, so in the future,in our humble way, we shall stand by you with a devotion that no foreigner can approach, ready to lay down our lives, if
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need be, in defense of yours, interlacing our industrial, commercial, civil , and religious life with yours in a way that shall make the interests of both races one (Atlanta compromise speech 1895). Booker is saying in a passive way that given enough time he believes that racism will die off and then blacks will one day be treated as equals. Booker wanting specifically blacks to succeed in life, I feel if he was alive today wouldn’t be too pleased. Today lots of people listen to “trap music” that associate the trap life of selling drugs, killing, people and making it seem ok. A lot of people

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