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Unformatted text preview: I found Du Bois’ argument to be biased and closed-minded. Du Bois states his opinion about America, which is negative, and does not cease to uphold it. It is clear that Du Bois is against the Scopes Trial. Saying that Dayton is ignorant is saying that the trial is ignorant. After reading this article, I believe that Du Bois took the trial too literally. Instead of just claiming that Dayton is ignorant in their laws, he compares the town to the mass of the country. I do not find this fair, and I think that the editorial is rather offensive. The last sentence “But Dayton, Tennessee, is no laughing matter. It is menace and warning. It is a challenge to Religion, Science and Democracy.” Is the only sentence that I agree with. I do believe that Dayton, Tennessee was ignorant during this trial, but not that America as a whole is ignorant....
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This essay was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course ENG 130 taught by Professor Grochawalski during the Spring '08 term at Assumption College.
- Spring '08