Okay class this is our first assignment as requested by Mommajen32 and Tiffyham. Since we beautiful black women seem to be the favorite subject around here, we might as well actually put out some educational info.
Please follow the link and then answer the following question. What did W. E. B. Du Bois mean by his statement: "The problem of the Twentieth Century is the problem of the color-line"? 2. While Du Bois's statement was arguably true for the majority of the twentieth century, to what degree does it still apply in the twenty-first century?
For those who can't see the link or it's too much to read please use this excerpt as a focus point.
After the Egyptian and Indian, the Greek and Roman, the Teuton and Mongolian, the Negro is a sort of seventh son, born with a veil, and gifted with second-sight in this American world,—a world which yields him no true self-consciousness, but only lets him see himself through the revelation of the other world. It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one’s self through the eyes of others, of measuring one’s soul by the tape of a world that looks on in amused contempt and pity. One ever feels his two-ness,—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 asunder.
The history of the American Negro is the history of this strife,—this longing to attain self-conscious manhood, to merge his double self into a better and truer self. In this merging he wishes neither of the older selves to be lost. He would not Africanize America, for America has too much to teach the world and Africa. He would not bleach his Negro soul in a flood of white Americanism, for he knows that Negro blood has a message for the world. He simply wishes to make it possible for a man to 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 face.