The continuing relevance of late Dr W.E.B. Du Bois to African scholarship

Keywords: Pan-Africanism, Colonialism, Racism, Post colonialist, African Renaissance

Abstract

The objects of this research are: first, to explore the uniqueness and visionary thinking of Dr W.E.B. Du Bois concerning the concept of race and racism over time. Second, to highlight the socio-economic conditions and disempowerment of blacks living in different countries of the world. Third, is an attempt to review his work and its relevance to African scholarship by using the qualitative research method, enabling us to understand the philosophical impetus arising out of his valuable contribution to African scholarship.

The author investigated the following problems: social problems, caused by racism, discrimination race, exploitation, black disempowerment, inequality, and social justice.

The main results of the research are: The findings of this study are: first, the importance of unity of the Africa people is crucial for its development. Second, the implementation of educational policies, political leadership, a vibrant economy, and the establishment of the military to protect Africa’s global interests are all very important for its survival and development. Third, is the highlighting of the level of grave injustice faced by both Dr Du Bois and his wife in the hands of the US law enforcement services. Fourth, it was found that the African continent is not economically independent. Fifth, it is only through the unity of African peoples and countries that it can eventually lead to its development and progress.

The area of practical use of the research is for all citizens, directly or indirectly affected by race, racism, disempowerment, and social inequalities that still permeate contemporary societies.

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Author Biography

Shaka Yesufu, University of Limpopo

Department of Research and Development

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Yesufu, S. (2021). The continuing relevance of late Dr W.E.B. Du Bois to African scholarship. ScienceRise, (5), 35-44. https://doi.org/10.21303/2313-8416.2021.002126
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