Even though Plessy vs. Ferguson gave the verdict "separate but equal" things for whites and blacks tended to be anything but.
White children tended to have better everything form schools to books to treatment.
Jim Crow laws even required stupid things like blacks having to enter through the back door
What are you doing here n****r?! Leave!!
We should focus on ourselves. Build our community and become a successful people who they cannot ignore.
We should not let ourselves have less than what we deserve! We should not be oppressed by the white man!
W.E.B Du Bois and Booker T. Washington had very different ideas. While Washignton said that the black community should focus on themselves nd not segregation, DU Bois felt the need for instant equality.