DuBois, “Criteria of Negro Art,” 32 (1926): 292).


The ballot or the bullet
We cannot be satisfied as long as a Negro in Mississippi cannot vote and a Negro in New York believes he has nothing for which to vote.
The theory that the United States is inherently different from other nations
The Criteria of Negro Art, 1926
we had
awakened
from some sleep that at once dimly
mourns the past and dreams a splendid future; and there has come the conviction that the Youth that is here today,
the Negro Youth, is a different kind of Youth,
because in some new way it bears this mighty prophecy on its breast, with a new realization of itself,
with
new determination for all mankind.
I have a dream, 1963
And those who hope that the Negro needed to blow off steam and will now be content will have
a rude awakening if the nation returns to business as usual.

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“The Criteria of Negro Art” by W.E.B

DuBois' "Criteria for a Negro Art," published in the October 1926 issue of Crisis journal, set the stage for thinking about black cultural production by black artists.

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In his essay “Criteria of Negro Art,” Du Bois formulated what can be considered a manifesto of sorts for black art in which he addressed a number of issues relevant to the period of the New Negro Movement.

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Contra Washington, Du Bois argued that self-help efforts, whilenecessary for black social progress, were not sufficient. Assuming thatboth racial prejudice and cultural backwardness cause Negro problems,Du Bois claims that a self-help politics that attends to thebackwardness of the Negro group itself without attacking racialprejudice is doomed to fail. Washington had argued that there wasno need to attack prejudice for the present, because self-help effortsthat contended with entrepreneurial-economic backwardness (for Du Bois,a form of cultural backwardness) would suffice to defeat it. DuBois rejects this argument on the grounds that the persistent,prejudice-sustained denial of rights to blacks undermines theirself-help efforts and prospects for business success. Washington’s program amounts to a partial, one-sided attack onthe Negro problems. In Du Bois’s view, black uplift andsocial progress required that black political elites attack both prongsof the Negro problem—racial prejudice no less thanbackwardness. It also required institutions of higher learning totrain these elites. Thus, Du Bois takes Washington to task forpromoting an educational philosophy that emphasized vocationaleducation at the expense of higher, liberal arts education (Du Bois,1903a, chapter 3).

essay “Criteria of Negro Art,” Dubois‟s disputes the perceived inferiority of Black Art

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Examples from DuBois' "Criteria of Negro Art"
"I do not doubt that the ultimate art coming from black folk is going to be just as beautiful, and beautiful largely in the same ways, as the art that comes from white folk, or yellow, or red; but the point today is that until the art of the black folk compells recognition they will not be rated as human." (37)
White artists themselves suffer from this narrowing of their field.

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The relevant categories tend to be geographic, racial, thematic, orsome combination of the three. Du Bois’s philosophical books andessays have been read as contributions to American thought (Zamir,1995) and to American political thought (Reed, 1997). Morenarrowly and more broadly, they have been read as statementsof Afro-American exceptionalist thought (West, 1982); as keyconstituents of the black nationalist tradition (Moses, 1978); asimportant additions to the black natural law tradition (Lloyd, 2016);as a part of the history of African American prophetic politicalcritique (Marshall, 2011); and as critical contributions to Africanaand Afro-Modern thought (Gordon, 2008; Gooding-Williams, 2009). Intending to correct the tendency evident in these works toposition Du Bois as an American, black American, Africana, and/orAfro-modern thinker, Appiah (2014) has highlighted the late19th century, German intellectual milieu that shaped DuBois’s thinking. Contra Appiah, Tommy Curry (2014) hasargued that we lose sight of the philosophical substance of DuBois’s thought if, like Appiah, we scant the influence of otherAfrican American writers on his thinking.