United States Minority Groups During World War II

954 Words May 3rd, 2016 4 Pages
United States minority groups have went to battle in many American wars with the hope of being accepted, acknowledged, and considered equal. This trend substantially diminished after World War II within many minority groups, particularly inside the African-American community when there was an acknowledgment that they would need to experience numerous battles to obtain their essential rights as human beings. Despite the Great Migration, many blacks still resided in the South under Jim Crow Law keeping them segregated in most of all public places. There was also little gain of political power to help with these laws. Black soldiers returned from war as champions to a country that treated them like peasants. World War II brought a tremendous change to the attitudes of many Americans specifically the black community. Over 1 million black soldiers had returned home transformed and with a new sense of identity, never again were they going to acknowledge the evil treatment of America 's political framework. An urgent desire to assume responsibility of their lives and challenge ill treatment became more prevalent in many communities, whites were no longer going to threaten, humiliate, and terrorize their communities. Black soldiers returning from World War II fueled the new developing Civil rights movement by raising national and international awareness of Jim Crow Laws. This brought about many legislative changes but did not address the underlying issues of racism and segregation.…
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