1. Introducing Du Boiss Black reconstruction and the racial wage, Lemert (2018: 190191)
explains that, the dominant class of whites regained their control of the American South
[after the Civil War] by offering poor white workers the status of being white in
compensation for their economic misery. What examples does Du Bois give of this white
status / privilege in practice? (page 192, column 1).
2. How did many African Americans respond to white racial prerogatives and why? (page
192, column 2).
3. What effect did this situation have on the moral integrity and self-confidence of African
Americans (page 192, column 2), and what relevance does this have to Du Boiss theory