DuBois" essay, "The White World", he believes that cultural superiority consists of four major things. These things are: (1) Beauty and health of body, (2) Mental clearness and creative genius, (3) Spiritual goodness and receptivity, and (4) Social adaptability and constructiveness (40). In this essay I plan to show how the white majority hold many of these traits and how the minority is slowly, but surely, catching up. .
The first of Dubois" examples is beauty and health of body; in the white majority there are many people who fill this description. First of all, there are a lot of white athletes who would be considered very healthy. A few years back the majority of athletes were white and the minorities didn't make up much of the population of sports. But things started to change and the minorities were starting to move into fields of sports, and showed that they have just as much talent as many of the white players, such as baseball. Baseball today is still predominantly white, but many players are coming from as far as Japan to play in our major leagues. Some of the best players in baseball and football are black and Porte Rican. I don't think anyone would disagree that some of basketballs greatest players are in the minority. Some names are instantly recognized if mentioned, such as, Jordan, and O"Neal. With this superior ability to play sports comes a decent amount of prestige and social superiority. As far as beauty goes, there are very few famous black models that are around today and even fewer of other minority groups.
DuBois" second example of cultural superiority is mental clearness and creative genius. For this example I have to say that there have been quite a few minorities that have benefited society with their inventions and literature. This is one of the fields that the white majority has not completely dominated for centuries. Many famous black men such as Frederick Douglass have been around for many a year.