“Close Ranks” vs. “Returning Soldiers”

In this week’s module, I have included an article written by W.E.B. Du Bois in the NAACP’s monthly magazine, The Crisis. Read the article carefully. Juxtapose “Returning Soldiers” with last week’s article, “Close Ranks.” These articles have two very different messages. What is Du Bois’s message to Black Americans in “Close Ranks,” and how is it different from “Returning Soldiers?” What are the social issues that gave rise to this stark change in position?