Similarities: 1) Bracero Program put Mexicans into the workforce for the U.S.
2) Hispanic women worked at the homefront as nurses, airplane builders, ammunition manufacturers, etc.
3) Both Mexican-Americans and other laborers migrated to the U.S. in search of job opportunities.
4) Both Mexican-American laborers and other colored laborers were discriminated against by white people.
Differences: 1) Many Mexican-Americans participated in the war efforts(i.e fighting on the frontlines).
2) Compared to white laborers, Mexican-American laborers were often treated worse. Working conditions weren't as safe, and payment wasn't as high.
3) Mexican-Americans were the victims of the Zoot Suit Riots.
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During this time, Mexican-Americans were often discriminated and abused(as evident during the Zoot Suit Riots). In response to the riots, many Mexican-Americans fought back and resisted the oppression. They contributed to the war efforts through fighting on the frontlines, as well as supporting at the homefront.
Analysis: We think that Mexican-Americans should've been acknowledged/respected for their efforts in supporting/participating in the war. The Zoot Suit Riots were horrendous and unnecessary acts of racial violence.