In The Souls of Black Folks, what is Dubois' criticism of Booker T. Washington?

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Booker admires Washington for his many accomplishments, yet critcizes him for bein an accommodationist. According to Dubois, Washington counseled “submission,” and this “overlooked certain elements of true manhood.” Accomodationism interfered with the essential rights of Negroes: 1) the right to vote, 2) civic equality, and 3) the education of Negro youth according to ability. He thought Washington’s position, though popular, especially among liberal whites, would undermine black franchise and education.

Booker admires Washington?? Does not make sense!

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