W.E.B. Du Bois was a political activist and sociologist who focused on the racial inequalities between blacks and whites in society. He also discussed issues that he felt were the “root” of the problems that the African Americans were facing in America. One of Du Bois’ most famed concepts was the concept of the “Colorline”. The “colorline” describes the “relation of the darker races to the lighter races” (338). Blacks were prejudiced against people of their own race by describing people with a fairer skin tone as more superior than those with a darker skin tone. Even the features of one’s face were usually compared to that of a white person : thin lips. straight hair, etc. The more “white-like” features one had, the more “status” they had. Du Bois felt this internalized color prejudice was separating people of color. African Americans with less “white like” features did not really have a positive outlook on life. This is due to the injustice of blacks at the time. Their skin color was included as a qualification in anything (such as work) instead of their actual skills first. To Du Bois, omitting the colorline ideology will help blacks uplift themselves in society.