WEB Dubois

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WEB Dubois



Ryan Bradley 3/1/00

As African Americans become equal citizens in America they need to establish their own
aims and ideas as people. African Americans must do active hands on research on the
discipline of black studies. DuBois recognized that any research on black studies must be
done by black scholars. This research must make a positive, lasting impact of the change
on humanity. The educated Negro must go back to the original roots of Africans to
establish a strong foundation for the development of African Americans. I t is critical
for African American Negro scholars to be conscious and aware of these experiences to
recognize the oppression which the African American has occurred. These scholars can not
abandon their culture and heritage through integration and assimilation. For the success
of African Americans, intellectuals must recognize and acknowledge this abandonment of
their heritage so that they can move forward in the future for the better of the
collective masses of African Americans. Black Americans must establish a sense of
security of their own culture and heritage as people in America. I believe black
intellectuals should recognize and express the "black experience" to African American
communities. African Americans need to be aware of the contributions and experiences,
which their people made to America. People of African descent must recognize their
culture and own heritage on an internal level for their advancements as a people. African
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