The During Post Wwii Era

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The antiracist activities during the post-WWII era were in a complicated situation, it reached certain success in several areas, in educations, job markets, and cultural development and so on. And yet, it was inevitably hindered by numerous backlashes from different aspects of the movements. Interestingly, people tend to ignore the activisms at that time, like Manning Marable suggests in his Race, Reform, and Rebellion, historians rarely discuss the black movement of the post-war and cold war period (Marable, 17). In this paper, I would like to discover the merits and weaknesses of the movements in 1940 to 1960, and figuring why they are being overlooked. First of all, World War II reminded Americans that they were being hypocritical that while they were fighting Fascism, racial discrimination was happening in their own backyard. Like Marable argues, “[T]he popular ideology which inspired public opposition to Hitler was rooted in an anti-racist and democratic context” (Marable, 13). On the large scale, 1940s was the time that race relations broke apart globally, and it certainly changed the domestic relationship in the U.S. The war literally brought everyone together, the poster showed in lecture with both black and white worker saying “United We Win” is the exact sentiment at the time. And the end of WWII, African Americans witnessed great improvements in their daily lives. Educations became available to blacks since the establishment of United Negro College Fund,

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