Quote of the Day: W.E.B. Du Bois

The great scholar and thinker on why integrating schools is not enough.

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"Other things being equal, the mixed school is the broader, more natural basis for education of all youth. It gives wider contacts; it inspires greater self-confidence; and suppresses the inferiority complex. But other things seldom are equal, and in that case, Sympathy, Knowledge, and the Truth, outweigh all that the mixed school can offer." --W.E.B. Du Bois

Henry Louis Gates Jr. is the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and the director of the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African-American Research at Harvard University. He is also the editor-in-chief of The Root. Follow him on Twitter.

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