African-American Approaches to Epistemology


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What specific phrase did W.E.B. Du Bois use to describe the sense of viewing oneself through another's eyes?

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1. Why might a black child come to see themselves as fundamentally different than a white child, according to King?

2. What theme is highlighted in the work of Du Bois, Cooper, and King?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With the interactive quiz and printable worksheet you can test your understanding of epistemology (opinion versus justified belief) as it affects African-Americans and women in America, and what three key thinkers have to say about it.

In this assessment you'll be tested on:

  • W.E.B. DuBois' phrase to describe seeing oneself through another's eyes
  • Why black children may see themselves as fundamentally different from white children
  • Common theme found in the works of W.E.B. DuBois, Dr. Martin Luther King, and Anna J. Cooper
  • Anna J. Cooper's main point about race and ethnicity

Skills Practiced

  • Making connections - use your understanding of the concept of viewing oneself through another's eyes
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about ethnicity and race in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding epistemology as applied to African-Americans

Additional Learning

To learn more about this topic, review the accompanying lesson entitled African-American Approaches to Epistemology. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • The impact of segregation on African-Americans as described by Dr. Martin Luther King
  • How W.E.B. DuBois described the concept of viewing oneself through another's eyes
  • Anna J. Cooper's description of oppression and discrimination as it also applied to women