W.E.B. DuBois's Challenge to Scientific Racism

  title={W.E.B. DuBois's Challenge to Scientific Racism},
  author={Carol M. Taylor},
  journal={Journal of Black Studies},
  pages={449 - 460}
In 1929 several hundred people gathered in Chicago's North Hall to witness a debate on the question, "Should the Negro Be Encouraged to Cultural Equality?" The affirmative position was argued by W.E.B. DuBois. His opponent was Theodore Lothrop Stoddard, Harvard Ph.D. and author of dozens of popular articles and twenty-two books. During the course of the debate, Stoddard (1929: 1) summarized the conclusions to which "modern science" had led him: "To-day, as never before, we possess a clear… 
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