Saturday, July 10, 2010

Zoot suit riot

Since I just posted Candyman I thought I would post a music video that talked about the other side of the coin. Racial tensions simmered during the war and occasional broke into violence. White sailors and Latino men fought it out on the streets of Los Angles (some things don’t change much)

Actually WWII was very good for the rights of woman and Blacks in the US. Women were able to enter the workplace in force and prove themselves very capable. Blacks fought well in the Army and also became Aces. The US navy in 1941 didn’t consider Blacks to be good enough for combat duties and used them as cooks and stewards. The US army had somewhat better attitudes and eventually became one of the best employers for blacks in the US and was promoting them to leadership positions long before Corporate America did.

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