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Booker T Washington had four main points in his statement about education for the African Americans of the time Our nation is only as weak as our most ignorant citizen and we will not reach the full potential if we dont work together This also goes for the African Americans of the time that were not given proper schooling to advance in life Students were not learning skills useful in life or higher education and basic schooling Lastly the effects of where you are geologically located and the effects it had on your schooling WEB DuBois on the other had debates Washingtons ideas and breaks them down of trying to make African Americans give up what they had fought so hard for First Political Power Second Insistence on Civil Rights Third Higher education of Negro youth Washington focuses on the best way to educate African Americans and what would be most beneficial to them DuBois focuses on the African American culture and growing to meet society instead of just meeting the social expectationThis article brings up very interesting parts we have been talking in class mostly on the popular topics of the time This has been a look into the African American look at education in the controversial United States Education much like today was not focused on the correct knowledge Washington brings up a great example in how the schoolhouses had pianos Not to say that the arts are not important but the time and situation needed life classes not music lessens This is a perfect example of schools not being able to understand what each area needs where a Piano may be good in an urban area such as Boston where more money was spent on one single school house then the entire state of Alabama for one year DuBois knew that African American had to better their selves with
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