9.23.2015

Too Long for a Tweet, Too Short for a Blog Post XXII

Here's an excerpt from a book I read earlier this month, "The Souls of Black Folk," by W.E.B. Dubois:

In his failure to realize and impress this last point, Mr. Washington is especially to be criticised. His doctrine has tended to make the whites, North and South, shift the burden of the Negro problem to the Negro's shoulders and stand aside as critical and rather pessimistic spectators; when in fact the burden belongs to the nation, and the hands of none of us are clean if we bend not our energies to righting these great wrongs. 
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