Web Du Bois Soapstone

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W.E.B. Du Bois SOAPSTone

* Subject * In this text, W.E.B. Du Bois analyzes Booker T. Washington’s views on race in America. Du Bois acknowledges many of Washington’s accomplishments, such as how Washington began Tuskegee University and how Washington could cater to both the Northerners and the Southerners. On the contrary to praising him, Du Bois also subtly criticizes how Washington approaches dealing with racism. Washington believes that Blacks should be submissive rather than challenge the White people. Washington asks the Blacks to give up three things, political power, insistence on civil rights, and higher education of Negro youth. Du Bois then goes on to show the results of Washington’s ideals, such as the
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This topic is something that Du Bois personally feels passionate about, and because of this, he is able to write about it in this way. * Tone * Du Bois has a passionate and persuasive tone. He is trying to persuade the free Black men to be on his side and to not agree with Washington’s ideals. He speaks passionately because this is something that he truly cares about seeing a change in, and he tries to sway that audience towards his side of the

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