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However, the situation at America and other European powers at home was same that consisted of discrimination against all ethnic minorities and their segregation from the mainstream of the society. When America announced its participation in Second World War, most of the members of the ethnic minorities were divided regarding joining army to defend their country.
There were many members of ethnic minorities, who had joined in serving their country during World War I in hopes, that government would treat them equally after winning the war. However, the government did not fulfil their hopes (Jepson).
Some people joined voluntarily, and some people were drafted in the service. However, the discrimination treatment continued in Army. Most of the Black people and others were assigned menial job. They were drivers, cooks and others. The officers and others continued to show contempt and discriminated against them at every given opportunity. There were very few black soldiers who fought side by side in Pacific or other war theatres. However, they proved to be very good organizers, and they changed the results in allies favour with their ingenuity. However, they were also discriminated against by the people whom they defended in Europe as well as in Pacific (Jefferson).
The main aspect of life where the attitude towards the race affected in war was the indifference shown by the large number of members from ethnic minorities in America. There were very few people who were interested in joining defense services and serve their country (Jefferson).
Most of the veterans who had participated in previous war stayed at home. The soldiers who learned organizational skills in the army used them to organize various movements back home for equal rights and facilities.
Jefferson, Robert F. Fighting for Hope: African American Troops of the 93rd Infantry
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