were not treated equally as white people but also the quote talks about how

Were not treated equally as white people but also the

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were not treated equally as white people but also the quote talks about how black people did not recognize their potential, they bilittled themselves which gave whites people more power to oppress them. Du Bois talks about how hard it is to be black and live in America. In the article he talks about how living in America does not make you American if your skin color is blac because white people do not recognize black people as American. White people do not understand what it means to be black and live in America, the struggles black people
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have to go through everyday and how they have to work twice as hard as white people because they are not given equal opportunities, white people have a privilege over people of color. “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”(Du Bois, Soul Of Black Folk). Also in this quote, when Du Bois talks about how he wishes for a man to be both a negro and an American, he is referring to the double consciousness and how hard it is for a man to be black and an American at the same time which shows how hard it is. Overall, I think that when Du Bois said that he wanted to say how black people should be allowed to have the same rights and opportunities as white people. In the reading I noticed how black people’s human rights were taken away by American system. For example, Du Bois talks about how his only son died after he was not treated because of his skin color which is inhumane action to refuse an infant treatment because of their skin color. Through the reading, Du Bois describes the double conscious black people lived as two different people with two different souls. He talks about how black people lived with two identity one as black and the other as American which created difficulties for blacks people to evolve in sense of self and that created external and internal damage. Word count:544
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