Booker T. Washington was an ex-slave, he was freed from slavery when he was just 6-7 years old. He believed in hard work, he started an industrial college in the town of Tuskegee Alabama. He taught many young blacks the importance of hard productive work. In the late 1800’s there was a lot of social discrimination toward blacks. Blacks and whites were not allowed to use the same train cars, blacks were turned away from hotels, restaurants, and many other places, simply because of their race.
Washington believed that someday everyone would be treated as equals regardless of their race. His view of the future was “A new heaven, and new earth.”
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” I believe that all men are created equal, and that no man should be treated like a mule because of his race. With that said, I think it is wrong for the government to use taxpayer’s money to provide food and houses for men, who do drugs, drive expensive cars, and are not even willing to get a job.
Back to the original question, Was Washington’s view of the future also my view of the future? No. Like Washington, I wish that both races would get along and treat each other equally, but the fact is, on this earth there will always be tension of hatred between whites and blacks. It is the sad truth.
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