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Washington, DuBois & Hughes - Afro-American Identity

Firstly, as far as the directions go, it's pretty clear that most of these questions are from assigned reading and texts. Because I didn't receive any feedback about what the documents were, what you've been learning, or what exactly you struggled with, I'm going to attempt to give "catch-all" advice on content tips and ideas. Hopefully those work out best for you, or at least spur some remembrance of learned concepts in the course.

Secondly, as far as content ideas go, I'll do this by-question:
2) You'll want to consider that Washington was seen as someone who was more of an "acceptance policy" person; Black America was in a spot which no one could rectify, and therefore they had to accept the position, compromise, and do what they could with what they had left. In other words, Washington tried a "partnership approach" with whites. DuBois found this horrendous because, naturally, he held a different position; he argued that the psychology of Afro-Americans was split (hence Question #4), and that therefore there were only two options: assert true African identity and create a new successful life based on pre-existent identities, or capitulate to white culture. DuBois obviously saw Booker's position as fitting into the latter option.
3) While this is mainly ...

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