SAT Subject US History Practice Question 587: Answer and Explanation

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Question: 587

28. W. E. B. DuBois disagreed with Booker T. Wash ington's argument against African-American politi cal activism primarily because

A. DuBois felt that African Americans' political activism would force the white majority to correct racial injustice
B. DuBois felt that only African Americans had any right to speak about racial issues
C. DuBois felt that Washington was a tool of the white majority
D. DuBois had no faith in African Americans' ability to help themselves
E. DuBois supported the African Colonization Society

Correct Answer: A

Explanation:

DuBois believed that African Americans must be politically active and force the white majority to correct racial injustice. He felt that Washington's attitude would never achieve that goal.

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