But Du Bois, you're wrong. Education can come through crafts, farming, & industrialization skills. In time, this will allow our white counterparts to develop respect for us as black men and we will then be accepted into this society.
Hey Du Bois! Looking rather sharp today where are you headed?
Hey Washington, thank you. I'm on my way to a speaking engagement care to join me?
Well I look forward to hearing your teachings Booker. Come, we can talk on the way.
As a matter of fact I was just headed over myself I didn't know you were the other candidate. What a surprise.
What is your intake on black social and economic progress?
I'll show him he's wrong!
Personally, I believe that blacks should accept discrimination currently and put their focus towards furthering themselves through hard work & labor.
While I respectfully disagree, I think your point of self-help is incorrect. I believe that social change can be awarded simply through the development of "the talented tenth".
I'm wrong? You have to understand that blacks are going to be saved by the most exceptional men in its race. It is through this top 10% that they can lead the masses away from this current death and towards equality.
Humph! Well I respectfully disagree. Just wait until you hear my full side of this debate. I'm sure then you'll change your thought patterns.
Class please join me in welcoming two powerful leaders of the 19th & 20th century. W.E.B. Du Bois & Booker T. Washington have opposing views on the strategies for black social and economic progress. Take notes and be ready to discuss which one you are in agreement with and why?