Great Despression Minorities
By James Spence and Zach Burk
AFL and CIO
More women sought work, as most men at the time were unemployed. Emboldened by Eleanor Roosevelt. Accused of stealing jobs from men, which was not true. Many New Deal Programs allowed women to receive lower pays than men. They were better off after the New Deal, as women could now hold jobs in society, even though they faced discrimination.
High unemployment and drought caused whites to move to the West. Discrimination in the New Deal Programs and competition for jobs forced many Mexicans to move back to Mexico. They were better off before the New Deal Programs. The New Deal forced thousands of migrations back to Mexico due to it discriminating against the Mexican community.
Indians: John Collier created the Bureau of Indian Affairs in 1933. Conservation and C.C.C projects could now start on reservations and gained American-Indian involvement in the W.P.A and other New Deal Programs. Congress repealed the Dawes Act of 1877, and replaced it with the Indian Reorganization Act. Returned lands to the control of tribes and supported the preservation of Indian Culture. They were better off after the New Deal Programs. The programs gave the Indians back their tribal land and involved them in modern politic affairs like the W.P.A.