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Analysis of The Souls of Black Folks The soul of black folk opens up a lot of old wounds about slavery and its remaining ramifications of the lives and souls of black folk DuBois reflected a lot about what would happen in the future and how our lives as African Americans have been altered forever In the books opening chapters he reflects in a veil of ignorance which covers the lives of blacks which he blames a lot on the fact that there was lack of education Education is a key theme in the book because DuBois feels that without education we are not able to live and survive in the land DuBois was a great visionary He wanted a lot more out of society and the only was one could achieve success was through education DuBois disagreed with a lot of the traditional black leaders namely Booker T Washington who preferred a more submissive approach and did not believe ion the civil rights movement DuBois took a stab at their ideas and it produced a challenging effect because he treated all that Booker T Washington had talked about DuBois infused the issue of how racism was to be a factor throughout the lives of African-Americans He saw how it was going to be almost impossible for blacks especially men to be equal to whites both economically and socially DuBois believed the key was education The key in the sense that if one is educated he is more likely to release and understand his surroundings and P1 some how raise above it all and hence come out a better person The souls of black folks reflects a culture of a lack of enthusiasm to learn and become educated which today is reflected in the high illiteracy rates among African- Americans
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