Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Race relations: Great Depression
I am writing a blog based on the varied race respect during the early 1930's. During the Great Depression in the early 1930's in northern cities, whites fired an African American for every white American who was jobless. When president Franklin Roosevelt was elected, he made it a goal to give African Americans what he said to be "A sense of belonging that they never experienced before". Franklin Roosevelt was also known to have multiple African American advisors in the white house. When Americans were initiated into World War II, The labor leader, Asa Philip Randolph was threatening Washington D.C. that he would organize a protest against job discrimination in law enforcement, military, and other state defense jobs.