November 16, 2005
W.E.B. Du Bois
Well I understand the excellent points that Bois was making, but I think he might be going a little overboard. His pushy way of getting his point across is a little annoying to me. I like Washington's approach much better in that he was not negative. There is no need to be negative. There is already so much of it in America that one more person complaining and criticizing is not mch help. There were some great points made in these readings; for example; "Mr. Washington represents in Negro thought the old attitudeof adjustment and submission" (Ch III par 15). But I did not read, although I may be mistaken, any concrete thing that Bois wanted America to do. All I read was criticism and telling black people to rebell. I don't know, maybe another reading would do me good. What do you guys think?
Posted by MichelleKoss at November 16, 2005 04:04 PM