Blacks and whites were in a time of economic hardship. Jobs were limited, banks lost tons of money, the wealthy became poor, and the poor became poorer. Blacks and whites were on the same boat, but any opportunities that opened up were given to whites, while blacks were discriminated against; they were payed less and treated unfairly during work. Whites were given more even including food. This time is called the Great Depression-one of the lowest times for America.