DuBoisThrough DuBois arecompletely opposites, one is of forgiveness
DuBoisThrough reading the pieces of writings by Booker T. Washington and W. E. B.DuBois in the Three Negro Classic I have learned they have different attitudes/tonestowards society.
Booker Ts tone was one of being positive towards life, and he was veryforgiving. On the other hand W. E.
B. DuBoiss tone was totally different. His tone wasnot forgiving, and he thought very negatively. The tones of Booker T. and DuBois arecompletely opposites, one is of forgiveness and looking for the better in life, and theother is of blaming and pointing fingers.Bookers tone was very forgiving, and he also had a positive attitude towards life. Washington believed that hard work could help a person achieve anything they desired inlife no matter what race you are.
A great example of this was the success of the blackpainter, Mr. Tanner, overseas. Tanner was well appreciated by everyone despite of hisrace.
This acceptance was what Washington was aiming for in the South and the entireUnited States. Even though Booker was apart of slavery he never hated or blamed thewhites for it. Booker believed that if the whites and blacks could work together, societyas a whole would be vastly better. Washington never gave fault to the whites for theblacks lower status in life, but instead he asked for their help to better the status of theNegro race. All this was expressed in his address to the people in the Atlanta Exposition.
He also thought education would be the key to blacks becoming better citizens. BookerT.s number one goal was to create social equality for everybody.W. E. B. DuBois had a different tone than Booker T.
Washington. DuBois wasnot forgiving at all, and he thought very negatively about what Washington had to say. He feels that the whites should take the responsibility of helping the black communityadvance in life, since the whites were the reason for the Negro race being poor andlacking of political, social equality. DuBois thought negatively of Booker. Heinterpreted Washingtons teachings as a way of putting the Negro race down even furtherinstead of lifting it up. DuBois felt as if Booker T.
was giving into the whites instead ofstanding up to them. At the Atlanta Exposition, DuBois felt that Booker was telling thepeople to give up their political rights, and not to continue their pursuits in highereducation. If this were the case, Washington wouldnt have founded the TuskegeeUniversity for blacks to better themselves.Booker T.
Washington and W. E. B. DuBois had totally different views on thesame subject.
This is shown in the tone of their writings. Washingtons tones are moreuplifting and motivating to a person who would have read his work during this time. DuBoiss tone is on a more negative note, which can discourage a person who decides toBibliography: