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Du Bois viewed American society as being divided by race and that The problem of the 20th century was the problem of the color line84 Du Bois took a stance against social segregation of the African American whom he believed could be both a Negro and an American without being cursed and spit upon by his fellows without having the doors of Opportunity closed roughly in his face384 essentially to be a co-worker in the kingdom of culture384 Du Bois also held the power of vote in high regards believing that black men could use this power to vote themselves into the kingdom In The Souls of Black Folk he emphasises the Negro feeling of twoness 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 asunder384 Du Bois regarded education as a prime force believing that the more it was adjusted to ones real life the more the African American would be able to see his social responsibilities and the sobering realization of the meaning of progress386 Furthermore du Bois was also opposed to the notion of opposition to other races He believed in the large conformity to the greater ideals of the American Republic in order that some day on American soil two world-races may give each to each those characteristics both so sadly lack387 Conversely Malcolm X did not take on this passive non-violent approach Malcolm was a revolutionary who believed there could be no such thing as a non-violent revolution He was in firm opposition to the ideals of the American white race and an advocate of Black Nationalism economically politically and socially His long-range program entailed the complete separation of African Americans from America while the short-range program involved complete political control of all Negro communities until the long-range program could be implemented Malcolm saw hostilities between black and white working classes and
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