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Booker T. Washington VS W.E.B. Dubois is a great example here for me to explain my views on education in America. To also explain why we are where are now do to the way our ancestors thought. Booker T. Washington opened a school for blacks that was dedicated to learning the trades of the white man, he wanted for blacks to be just as qualified as whites for industrial jobs. If you ask me this set us up for failure. Our problems for centuries have been that we try too hard to keep up or be better than the whites, to be just as good as them or to gain their approval. This angers me because we shouldn't limit our potential in this world to mirror a white person's standard. The reason we don't evolve mentally in the educational system is because we place a cap on the limit to what are capable of doing in this world. Everything is about dollars and cents. If we aren't taught the tools we need to be just as successful as anyone else in the world not just white people but in general; how are we going to create our own dollars and cents? How are we going to build a foundation for our black people? What safety net do black people have if things were to go downhill in America? We are taught to remember data. We are taught to be ready for cooperate America as if that is what everyone wants to do or is destined to do. We are taught so many things that does not apply to us once we have graduated and move on to the next level. We are taught everything except going after our dreams and being the best we can be. I feel strongly that where we are today is because we didn't take advantage of the opportunities we had to be the best we could be. I believe that African Americans have tried to keep up with whites so much that it kept us from evolving as time carried on. Till this day there is this battlefield between white and blacks as far as who gets what job and who gets paid more. I believe strongly in what the great W.E.B. Dubois stood for. He said that we should be all that we can be. He was about blacks expanding their potential beyond industrial jobs. In this day and age there are few of us black people that think like that, one being myself. I completely agree that the fight should be to build our own businesses and create jobs for our people. We should have been working on building up our community first before trying to compete for mediocre jobs. Even though teaching stocks and bonds and banking methods are not the curriculum in public schools it should be something to encourage young black students to educate themselves about. Black children need to be inspired to become business owners be their own boss and circulate their own money throughout the black community. We need to be creating our own temples of worship, banks, jobs, slowly building our race up until we have a strong foundation. I feel like we have lied down and accepted anything after all these years. It is how whites continue to be in control of everything we do now because we didn't come together then for the better of our people. Yes we fought for equal rights and desegregation within school and life in general. However the one thing we didn't fight hard enough for was creating a foundation for us to continue to add on to and build on. We should be building off of an empire founded by our ancestors. There were very few black people after slavery that thought the way W.E.B. Dubois did, not only about education but the black man in general. He fought hard to get us to recognize that we are a split soul; a product of the white man and a Negro. If that didn't speak to us I don't know what will. Now we are at this cross roads where we have to create a legacy for our future children to build on. I think it is time that we open our own schools and teach our children; the things that the government will not. I believe that we are capable of anything and that we can excel far beyond the simplicity that is our educational system. At this point I realize it isn't just African Americans that are being effected by the educational system it all over America however; I feel as though African Americans have been handed the short end of the stick with us not being in control of how our kids are taught. It would be a different story if we started our own schools and educated our own people instead leaving it up to higher ups to decide we learn and don't learn. I simply conclude this, we need to stop putting our lives, our freedom and our education in the hands of others and start creating the world we want to live in just as the white people did for themselves.
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A Personal Opinion on the Place of African Americans in the Educational System of the United States of America
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A Personal Opinion On The Place Of African Americans In The Educational System Of The United States Of America

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              Booker T. Washington VS W. E. B. Dubois is a great example here for me to explain my views on education in America. To also explain why we are where are now do to the way our ancestors thought.
             
              Booker T. Washington opened a school for blacks that was dedicated to learning the trades of the white man, he wanted for blacks to be just as qualified as whites for industrial jobs. If you ask me this set us up for failure. Our problems for centuries have been that we try too hard to keep up or be better than the whites, to be just as good as them or to gain their approval. This angers me because we shouldn't limit our potential in this world to mirror a white person's standard.
             
              The reason we don't evolve mentally in the educational system is because we place a cap on the limit to what are capable of doing in this world. Everything is about dollars and cents. If we aren't taught the tools we need to be just as successful as anyone else in the world not just white people but in general; how are we going to create our own dollars and cents? How are we going to build a foundation for our black people? What safety net do black people have if things were to go downhill in America? We are taught to remember data. We are taught to be ready for cooperate America as if that is what everyone wants to do or is destined to do. We are taught so many things that does not apply to us once we have graduated and move on to the next level. We are taught everything except going after our dreams and being the best we can be.
             
              I feel strongly that where we are today is because we didn't take advantage of the opportunities we had to be the best we could be. I believe that African Americans have tried to keep up with whites so much that it kept us from evolving as time carried on. Till this day there is this battlefield between white and blacks as far as who gets what job and who gets paid more. I believe strongly in what the great W. E. B. Dubois stood for. He said that we should be all that we can be. He was about blacks expanding their potential beyond industrial jobs.
             
              In this day and age there are few of us black people that think like that, one being myself. I completely agree that the fight should be to build our own businesses and create jobs for our people. We should have been working on building up our community first before trying to compete for mediocre jobs. Even though teaching stocks and bonds and banking methods are not the curriculum in public schools it should be something to encourage young black students to educate themselves about. Black children need to be inspired to become business owners be their own boss and circulate their own money throughout the black community. We need to be creating our own temples of worship, banks, jobs, slowly building our race up until we have a strong foundation. I feel like we have lied down and accepted anything after all these years. It is how whites continue to be in control of everything we do now because we didn't come together then for the better of our people. Yes we fought for equal rights and desegregation within school and life in general. However the one thing we didn't fight hard enough for was creating a foundation for us to continue to add on to and build on. We should be building off of an empire founded by our ancestors.
             
              There were very few black people after slavery that thought the way W. E. B. Dubois did, not only about education but the black man in general. He fought hard to get us to recognize that we are a split soul; a product of the white man and a Negro. If that didn't speak to us I don't know what will. Now we are at this cross roads where we have to create a legacy for our future children to build on. I think it is time that we open our own schools and teach our children; the things that the government will not.
             
              I believe that we are capable of anything and that we can excel far beyond the simplicity that is our educational system. At this point I realize it isn't just African Americans that are being effected by the educational system it all over America however; I feel as though African Americans have been handed the short end of the stick with us not being in control of how our kids are taught. It would be a different story if we started our own schools and educated our own people instead leaving it up to higher ups to decide we learn and don't learn.
             
              I simply conclude this, we need to stop putting our lives, our freedom and our education in the hands of others and start creating the world we want to live in just as the white people did for themselves.
             
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