Discrimination in WWll
By Jordan Sarmento
Discrimination in the Military
Discrimination in Germany
Discrimination in General
Although minority's had "right" they were still treated differently.
- In the military, Black's were held in different barracks and trained on different training grounds
- They were given non-combat jobs
- Woman were given non-combat jobs
- Woman could work as nurses or work in factories to help out in the war effort
- Jews were captured based on race
- Jews were brought to camps and killed for no reason
Effects on WWll
- A social effect of WWll was that the minority's were thought of differently. Many people saw that certain minority's stood up during tough time and showed bravery which opened up the a new path way for minority's.
- An economic effect of WWll would be the end to the Great Depression. Once America declared war on Japan, many jobs opened up for unemployed Americans. People of all genders and races got to have jobs which helped out the war effort.
- A political effect of WWll was that Japan surrendered. America dropped 2 bombs on 2 different cities in Japan. We dropped them a couple of days apart. The first bomb destroyed the Japanese city but they still didn't surrender as it would show a sign of weakness. We dropped a second bomb on a different city which finally caused them to surrender and us winning the war against us.
How and Why Questions
How has the bravery of many minority's during the entire span of WWll reflect on the interpretation we have on racism today?
- The actions that minority's such as Doris Miller took during WWll were very brave. The very brave acts changed the way people thought of them back then. There bravery brought new respect for them and their minority group and a chance at combat jobs towards the end of the war. Time has progressed and people have accepted all races as one.
Why did all minority's and woman get treated unfairly by being forced to have non-combat jobs in the military?
- Minority's and woman were treated differently. Minority's were thought to be different and/or incapable of completing military duties of a combat job. Towards the end of the war minority's were given some combat jobs but were still treated unfair. They had to sleep in different barracks and train on different training grounds. Woman on the other hand still weren't given combat jobs and still worked as nurses and other jobs.