W.E.B DuBois and Booker T. Washington

I thought it was interesting that this week we had readings from WEB DuBois and Booker T. Washington. Traditionally you would never think of them as “religious” thinkers but Sernett bringing them in shows a stark contrast. Most  of the readings that we have read previously to this are more from religious figures and people who strongly believe in their God. DuBois in his writing goes into the idea that God was siding with the white people and abandoning blacks and that people shouldn’t be worshipping someone who does not support them. Washington takes a different approach where he is looking from a place of struggle and hoping that everyone could move towards peace. Both pieces were extremely interesting and brought a change from the ideas of past readings.

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