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Compare some of the main arguments made by the theories (part II) After looking and understanding the nature and works of these two theorists, there is sufficient ground to discuss the comparison of their ideologies and works. It is important to understand that these two scholars were contemporaries. However, the social environment that they experienced and influenced their ideals was quite different. While Durkheim lived much of his life in Europe without any social prejudice or discrimination, Du Bois lived among white communities at a time when racism was at its peak. In spite of these, the two theorists seemed to have shared similar conclusion. One of the similar conclusions both Du Bois and Durkheim arrived at was the importance of a cohesive and integrated society. According to Durkheim, a society that works together seeks to improve humanity and lifestyle. Similarly, Du Bois argues that a collective push to a better society can only work when unity is present. He expresses this through the importance of church congregations and social structures that emerged from these congregations.

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