Thus, the essay critically assesses Du Bois contribution to a sociological understanding of race.
The systematic study of human groups and systematic study is referred to as sociology. The study mainly focuses on the how social relations influence people’s actions and behaviours. In sociology, there are topics of schools, political parties, business firms, genetic engineering, and labour unions. De Bois believed that sociological study is an empowering tool that enables people to change their culture and know how they should relate with one another. De Bois viewed the society through segmentation of the population. Different groups of people are influenced by certain people in their decision-making process (Calhoun 2007, p. 52).
Subsequently, Du Bois believed that sociological knowledge is necessary for conducting research for assisting the society in racialism. Additionally, through the use of sociology, it would help him to assist in the struggle for a racial free society. Knowledge in this case was very essential to achieving tolerance, justice, and combating prejudice (Calhoun 2007, p. 53). The study of the behaviour of the people helped him learn the social problems experienced by the blacks so as to separate the social problems experienced by the blacks in the United States. He studied the behaviour of the blacks and whites both in rural and urban areas.
Du Bois focused on different areas in the study of sociology such as political, religion, economic, and cultural implications of the people. He believed that such factors resulted in the achievement of the goals set by the members of the society. He did like the fact that the whites focused more on racism and did not want to involve the blacks in some of their activities. The black society had a limitation in some of the areas in the society (Zuckerman 2004, p. 53). They were not allowed to perform some of the most important activities, and they were not given the chance to