Du Bois as Social Activist: Why We Are Not Saved

  title={Du Bois as Social Activist: Why We Are Not Saved},
  author={Mary Frances Berry},
  journal={The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science},
  pages={100 - 110}
  • M. Berry
  • Published 1 March 2000
  • Political Science
  • The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science
W.E.B. Du Bois completed most of his 1898 agenda, and much of the remainder has been accomplished since. And yet we are not saved. We need to reclaim race relations studies about power and institutions. Agency is only part of the story. We should remember Du Bois's emphasis on the increasing importance of black, "brown, and yellow" men and women because of "sheer numbers and physical contact." As we enter the twenty-first century, we need more studies of other people of color replicating those… 
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