Great Depression - Impacts on Minority Groups
Updated: 1/29/2021
Great Depression - Impacts on Minority Groups

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  • Women were served a mixed deal through FDR's presidency. This meant that there were major improvements for women's history by they many were still suffering.
  • Although some women were found to be successful during this time a great number of women were still suffering.
  • Single Women Need Jobs!!
  • Hire Needy Women
  • African Americans saw little bit of hope with agencies such as the CCC and WPA during the new deal. 
  • With the help of Eleanor Roosevelt, women were able able to make some advances during the great depression. For example, during former president Roosevelt's presidency there was a record number of women hired for government positions.
  • African Americans still faced oppression and segregation even with the New Deal.
  • Women were pressured to leave the workforce to clear jobs for men with families to feed. Many state and local governments banned women from working, there was even a law passed that prohibited married women from working.
  • Native Americans
  • Native Americans found some relief from the New Deal. They saw improvements in their healthcare and the government replaced boarding schools with public schools on Native American reservations.
  • African Americans were greatly impacted during the great depression. Finding work was especially hard with the large amounts of discrimination that occurred in the work place. With the help of the CCC and WPA, many African Americans were able to find work to help survive the challenging times. of the depression.
  • Mexican Americans were served a pretty bad deal during the Great Depression. Just life African Americans it was difficult to find work because of the discrimination that happened in the work place.
  • FDR failed to expose the segregation that was occurring in the New Deal agencies. He also refused to support the anti-lynching bill because he was scared of losing support in the south. The act of lynching took about 60 black lives between 1930-1934.
  • White's Only
  • Before the depression struck Native Americans were faced with poverty. Also, there were federal efforts to try to change the culture and traditions to make them fit into mainstream America. Although the New Deal reversed some harmful federal policies it did not lift them out of poverty or bring back the traditions that were lost.
  • Many relied on work relief programs to survive. Although, those who were not American citizens were not able to apply for work relief so many were forced to move back to Mexico.