There was a lot of violence and killing to keep blacks out of politics. Sharecropping was a way to scam African Americans to farm for you and make them owe you money, so they have to keep working to pay off the debt. The Supreme Court let oppression happen legally, and could deny people the right to vote. The way black people were treated during reconstruction makes it a
Historically, for African Americans, the effects of slavery resulted in a “less instutionalized” (lecture) system of marriage, as women under slavery were not able to marry due to their restrictive conditions. After that, when African American women did begin to marry, many marriages were unsuccessful and troublesome due to conflicts with power. Because black women were used to being independent in living on their own and caring for their kids, the clash of power as well as roles between husband and wife restricted one or the other. The effects of slavery also influenced the economic life of African Americans. For men, stable, good paying jobs were and are scarce due to racial discrimination.
In the South towards the 1930´s there was a lot going on. People suffered from The Great Depression and became gloomy. So many people lost their jobs and business´s went bankrupt. Money became a big issue and families had a hard time trying to stay alive and healthy. Farmers had no other choice but to grow cotton because it was an only resource to them.
This piece of evidence is very important because when calculating for the wage gap unemployment is also taken into factor and there is a big gender employment gap with more women not in jobs. This means women will be earning less money when averaged with men because more men have jobs. Many women are out of work for many reasons such as family matters and still in a patriarchal society today men are seen as the “breadwinners” of families however, society is ever changing. Besides unemployment another major factor that goes into the so called wage gap are women's choices in jobs as well as the responsibilities many women are felt they need to take on as well as a career. In a paper by Watson (2017) the author states “Primarily, women are more likely to take time off work for childcare, leading to less experience and fewer opportunities for career growth later in life.
People were afraid and concerned since they had a major insufficiency of jobs, supplies and shelter. Many companies began to enforce wage cutbacks and increased workload. Relief was not being offered to all the unfortunate Canadians who did not have a job. Many people were laid off from factories which meant that supplies were scarce as not many people could afford to provide for their family’s, people turned to the government to find a solution. I believe that their expectations were much too high as the government was struggling too.
Walter experiences many disappointments in his life and is unable to accomplish his ultimate dream of being rich and providing for his family. Walter fails to fulfill his dreams of becoming wealthy due to multiple aspects of the Great Migration, including racism, poverty, and a lack of education for African Americans. Poverty in the black communities is a significant factor in why Walter struggles and fails to achieve his dreams. Many black families struggled with poverty in Chicago: roughly thirty percent of African Americans fell below the poverty line during this time. In addition to that, eight percent of African Americans were unemployed, compared to only two percent of white folks (Bogira).
Life wasn’t anything they imagined to be like in the Army. It was different from their everyday lives, because they were faced with a lot more responsibility. With all the work they had to do, some women skipped meals and became ran down, while losing a lot of weight. The WACs did not like the idea of wearing uniforms, just as much as the men. Some men actually threatened to divorce their wives, and refused to let sisters or girlfriends join, because they were considered at a lower standard than the men, and didn’t think the women could live up to the expectation.
Because of the lack of money and the laws design in against African Americans in a lot of regions, these families are not able to move out. In comparison with the women in slavery era, they were always worried about their children as
The slave parents couldn’t even protect their children from the will of their master. There was some mercy shown to slaves by their owner’s. The Christmas holiday, the one break from work during the year for slaves, was anticipated with excitement because it allowed separated family members to meet and spend a week together. To this day, African American families hold family reunions in
Although black slaves were freed, they were really held down to the point where slavery might have been better option. As to being free and poor, black people starved to death, while living on a plantation food was provided for them. Race was a major setback in little Moody’s life. She was never afforded the nice clothes and food that white had due to her being in continuous poverty. She also learned how society was made to fit the needs of the “superior race” the white race and that race
Yes, I do agree with the article because in my opinion the 60s ideal family was a historical anomaly. Even studying U.S. history on its own reveals the vast majority of families had two working parents. While only one might work outside the home, the other still worked to contribute to the family income or at least lessen the family expenses. I believe the decline in the traditional family is the result, at least in part, by a lack of earnings and increased levels of consumption. Many families need dual-incomes so they can provide for their family.
Many women were subjugated to working in factories that produced clothes, war parts, and car parts. These jobs were not very secure, were unsafe, and paid very little for long days. A family would not have been able to live off of such a small income. Although many opportunities have been spread to women of
Without a strong educational background and strong familial support the dream of higher education dies for many people in those areas. When one does not have a higher education degree or certificate it is difficult for one to be competitive for jobs leaving them with labor intensive low paying jobs. Many like to think that America is superior to other countries because we have a fluid class system, but in fact we also have bars that keep people from moving classes especially bars against those in the lower