WEB Du Bois was am African American sociologist who wanted to know the lifestyle of an urban negro. His main target was Racism and believed in full civil rights for people of all colors. He wanted to increase political representation for the black community. The group that would help him bring forth this political representation, and would gather the chances for higher education amongst the African Americans, was called the “talented tenth”. He was the first to conduct a big sociological study of all the African Americans in the US. In his study he noted that blacks got paid low wages for undesirable work and lived in unfavorable homes while paying more rent than the other races. They were isolated from the rest of the community and population and lived in poverty and crime.
Du Bios states that the problems the African American faces will only be resolved when status is no longer determined by color. It wont be until the day that blacks are seen as successful, loving, hard working people, instead of being seen as a theif, a drug dealer amd a person who just listens to rap music that I think this will change. Coming from a background of slavery and now being judged by their outer appearance, I’m not sure if racism will ever end. It has definitely come a long way but when we look at clips like the one from the Tyra Banks show, we see that it sadly still does exist today. Unfortunately not only do other races look down on the black community, but even those who are black themselves go against their own race. In the clip there was a study done to show the reactions of folks who watched a scene where a black man was being chased by a white man, an African American woman also said that she agreed that chances were that the black man was being chased because he robbed the white man. The stereotypes, the discrimination and prejudices must end amongst all people, even colored folks themselves. If not again, I’m not sure if racism will ever end.