Answer in Sociology for Emmanuel #258733
My question is that how to apply theory to the case study.
Our lecture request us to write about du bois theory on veil and to apply these theory to the racial equity and diversity at universities
WEB du Bois was the greatest of the early civil-rights leaders, a figure of towering significance in American politics and letters. He was remembered for his single-minded commitment to racial justice and his capacity to shape black consciousness, Du Bois used language and ideas to hammer out a strategy for political equality and to sound the depths of the black experience in the aftermath of slavery. He went to Fisk University in Nashville, his first experience of the black south, and taught for two summers in rural Tennessee, where he “touched the very shadow of slavery”. “Henceforward,” he said, “I was a Negro.”
“singing, praying and aspiring out of slavery”, had so swiftly fallen into poverty, degradation, and indifference as a result of their marginalization. Du Bois aimed to show instead of the spiritual depth and complexity of life behind “the veil”.
The veil has biblical associations; double consciousness, philosophical ones. Du Bois argued that racism and the practices of segregation excluded blacks from mainstream American life – “shut them out of their world by a vast veil”. Exiled within, a stranger in his own home, always looking at himself through the eyes of another race, being both African and American, the Negro was destined to have a double self, a divided soul, the bearer of a “double consciousness.