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Philosophies of WEB Dubois BT Washington The philosophies of WEB Dubois and Washington are more different than alike Washington and Dubois both preach about the uprising of the American Negro what is the American Negro --an American a Negro two souls two thoughts two unreconciled strivings two warring ideals in one dark body whose dogged strength alone keeps it from being torn asunder wwwbartlebycom1141html 2 But Dubois and Washington also have different viewpoints at what this American Negro should do or how he can become educated and successful with or without using the white man At this point the Nation has not yet found peace from its sins and the freedman has not yet found in freedom his Promised Land These two men have very dissimilar ways of thinking They both feel that the American Negro should be successful but they the American Negro should do this in different ways Mr Washingtons program consisted of industrial education conciliation of the South and submission and silence as to civil and political rights This startled and won the applause of the South it interested and won the admiration of the North and after a confused murmur of protest it silenced if it did not convert the Negroes themselves Washington stated in the Atlanta Compromise that In all things purely social we can be as separate as the five finger and yet one as the hand in all things essential to mutual progress 3 The radicals acknowledged it as a give up or surrender of the demand for political equality the conservatives as a generously conceived working basis for common understanding Washington arose as essentially the leader not of one race but two --a compromise between the South the North and the Negro Mr Washington plan was to distinctly ask that black people give up at least for the present three things -- First political power Second insistence on civil
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