Double Victory BY: Amy Huang & Lily Zhou

African American In power!

African American VS. Women during WWII

Similarities:

  • Both women and African American changed their social roles during WWII
  • Both women and African American broke down the "barriers" (gender, race)
  • Both women and African American were still being discriminated
  • Both women and African American were not hired in specific jobs

Differences:

  • Women went to work in jobs that used to belong to men
  • Companies were reluctant to hire Women
  • African Americans during WWII were racially discriminated because of their race
  • Women were only allowed noncombat jobs in military
  • Companies did not hire them because they were African American
  • African American allowed any combat in the military

How were African American treated during WWiI?

  • Allowed to joined the military
  • Unfair treatment towards African American
  • Women received 7 shillings less than the 21 shilling a week that men received
  • Discrimination and segregation still happened

HOW WERE WOMEN TREATED DURING WWII

  • Women were paid 60% less than men
  • Not treated well in workplace
  • Work in jobs that used to belong to men

How did african americans respond to such treatment?

  • African Americans fought against the unfair treatments against them
  • Example: African American civil rights leaders persuaded the U.S. government to established all-black combat units

HOW DID WOMEN RESPOND TO SUCH TREATMENT?

  • Women workers resorted to agitating to fight for equal pay
  • Formed their own sports groups and proved that they were capable to handle the same job as the men do

Did they contribute anything to the cause of the war?

  • About 1 million African American served in WWII

DID WOMEN CONTRIBUTE ANYTHING TO THE CAUSE OF THE WAR?

  • Expand the role of women inevitable
  • About 350,000 women served in the U.S Armed Forces during WWII

Opinion & reaction to actions by African American Community

  • My opinion: I was surprised that racial discrimination still existed when there was war outside the country.
  • Reaction to action: In 1941, African American civil rights leaders persuaded the U.S. government to established all-black combat units which helped the path to integration

Women in power!!!

WHAT IS YOUR ANALYSIS? OPINION? REACTION TO THE ACTION(S) TAKEN BY EACH COMMUNITY?

MY OPINION: Women were capable to do the same job as the men do at that time, but because of their gender's role, women were treated unfairly . And Gender's role still a big issue even from before to now

REACTION TO ACTION: After 1948, Women's Armed Services Integration Act that women were actually recognized as a permanent part of the armed. In the other hand, this has a great impact by congress to be more equality among women and men back in the state

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