W.E.B. DuBois Essay | Essay

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Web Dubois, What Makes a Great Nation?

Summary: What makes a nation great? Looking at our differences not with contempt and opposition,

but with acceptance and learning from each other as a race. Dubois writes "striving toward that

vaster ideal that swims before the black people, the ideal of human brotherhood, gained through

the unifying ideal of Race


Dubois grew up in a small town in New England . One incident in a wooden schoolhouse

made him realize with a certain suddenness, that he was different from the others. A girl refused a

beautiful card from him, when the whole class exchanged them. That experience undoubtedly

went to the very core of his being, making in this fraction of a second very transparent for him,

that his life would be so different from hers. Two children, two cultures were separated by a wide

gap in the fabric of society.

He felt "shut out from her world by a vast veil" and he had thereafter no desire to tear

down that veil. To protect himself he held his head high above "wandering in blue sky" as he

called it and looked upon the other world with common contempt. His fragile feelings as a small

boy were deeply hurt...

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