How did WW2 change the status of African Americans? What were some of the consequences of so many black servicemen fighting in Europe against fascism and Nazism? How did the Tuskegee Airmen contribute to the Allied victory in Europe?
to WWII, women stayed home and took care of domestic affairs, or worked as
nurses, secretaries, or teachers. The women at the time during the war had to
replace male workers who fought. When the men returned home women commonly went
back to their traditional roles, while some remained at their jobs. Although,
it still wasn't acceptable for women to work jobs typically done by men, the
war allowed women to prove that they can.Before
the war women who smoke tend to be wealthy, high society, celebrities,
actresses portraying characters in movies and such.
For Blacks (I am black
and don't care to be PC right now) during the war, businesses were beginning to
boom at the time. And because very small percentage of blacks fought in the
war, it made jobs available which the incomes mainly went into black businesses
in the communities. After WWII black business owners and families had enough
money to move out of crowded inner cities and into the suburbs. Of coarse, the
migration of black families to suburban areas led to white families relocating,
which led to vacant homes resulting in lower property value in neighborhoods.
This had social-economic impact on black communities as the racial attitudes of
the time still persist.
Blacks began to agitate for implementation
of the equal rights that they had been granted under amendments to the
Constitution during Reconstruction,but that they were being denied by Black
Codes laws in many Southern states.
The Elite group of
pilots flew missions that no other outfit in the Air Force at the time would
undertake. Because of their heritage AND the fact that THEY WERE AMERICANS
FIRST, they wanted to show they were more than capable of performing the same
service or better than their counterparts.