Double Consciousness & Du Bois: Definition & Concept


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Double consciousness is:

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1. According to Du Bois, prejudice encourages doubt, being self-critical, and being inhibited.

2. Double consciousness:

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About This Quiz & worksheet

Double consciousness is a complicated concept that has been experienced by African Americans. Use these assessments to gauge your knowledge of this topic. You will be put to the test on the meaning of double consciousness and what prejudice promotes.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will evaluate you on the following:

  • Where Du Bois' initial writing on double consciousness can be found
  • What prejudice fosters
  • The definition of double consciousness

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on double consciousness
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about when double consciousness was a factor in society, if at all
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding ego dystonia and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Take time to learn more about this theory by reading the related lesson called Double Consciousness & Du Bois: Definition & Concept. Once you finish this lesson, you should be able to:

  • Define double consciousness
  • Understand how double consciousness affects African Americans
  • Explain the meaning of ego dystonia