Homefront During WW1

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Contrary to public belief, life on the American Homefront during the war was not as pleasant, unified, or as supported as the American media strived to have people believe. In fact, America’s “home” was split over many factors such as race, sexuality, gender, and religion. For instance, minority groups were continuously targeted while vying for civil rights. African Americans were served “eggshells in their burgers and garbage sandwiches” and Hispanics were treated as if they were just taking jobs away from those who deserved them, even though they were also just trying to make it through the depression (92). Prejudice was also noticeable within the military, with whites accusing blacks and Hispanics of not pulling their own weight in combat.
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