Color-line

DU BOIS “The problem of the Twentieth Century is the problem of the color-line”. What do you think Du Bois means? (p.885)

 

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“Abolish Race Hatred” “Smash the Color Line” Communist Party cartoon from 1936

 

 

“The problem of the Twentieth Century is the problem of the color-line” I believe that Du Bois is referring to the obvious racial discrimination that the was prevalent during that time and even today to some extent. Du Bois elaborates how he looks into Not only does this discrimination create a “hate-culture” it also risks the success rate of people who are discriminated. A recent example of this is the 2016 presidential election of the United States of America. A lot of racial dispute arose from this election.  The color-line Du Bois mentions is the racial profiling some people face or the stereotypes imposed on people just because of their background. Unfortunately, the problem of the Twenty-first Century is also the problem of the color-line.

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