The Effect Of The Great Depression On African Americans

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The Great Depression is a dark period of American history. This period was earmarked by the implosion of a weakened banking system and resulted in the stock market crash on October 29, 1929. The ensuing years saw an incalculable amount of joblessness, extreme poverty and vast financial ruin. No community was hit harder by this period than American minorities. Still struggling from the unhealed wounds of the civil war, the scars of immigration and sexual discrimination; blacks, Latinos and women faced disparities unlike no other.
The depressions profoundly impacted African Americans. Unemployment was at an all-time during the great depression. However, blacks and other minorities were frequently the first to be let go when layoffs occurred
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