The New Deal's Impact on Discrimination Research Paper by eddievedder

The New Deal's Impact on Discrimination
A look at the long-term impact of the New Deal on racial discrimination.
# 144797 | 2,100 words | 15 sources | MLA | 2008 | US

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This paper explores the effect of the New Deal on race relations, race-based social reforms and post war culture. Additionally, the paper focuses on racial discrimination and how the New Deal had repercussions on black housing, academia and welfare. Critical race theory is used to examine these issues. The paper addresses the Jim Crow system and the Supreme Court's and legislative approaches to abolish it following World War II.

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"The decade remained in the grip of racial fantasies that interpreted almost any progress as going too fast" and "pushing too hard (Jong, 2002). A tremendous resistance developed against minimal desegregation measures that would in no way have altered the power of the two races or alleviated the basic helplessness of the black minority. And this racism had not suffered much of a setback during the New Deal thirties. Since Roosevelt considered the race issue "political dynamite," his broker leadership always conciliated the Southern votes (Rubio, 2001). New Deal programs, therefore, either ex eluded or segregated the black minority. As Barton Bernstein has argued, it was an ambiguous legacy, marked more by promise than substance."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Adams, James Truslow. Coleman, R. V.; Dictionary of American History - Vol. I. Charles Scribners Sons, 1940
  • Cherny, Robert W. Issel, William; American Labor and the Cold War: Grassroots Politics and Postwar Political Culture. Rutgers University Press, 2004
  • Clarke, Helen I.; Social Legislation: American Laws Dealing with Family, Child, and Dependent. D. Appleton-Century, 1940
  • Edwards, Newton. Richey, Herman G.; The School in the American Social Order. Houghton Mifflin, 1963
  • Ferren, John M.; Salt of the Earth, Conscience of the Court: The Story of Justice Wiley Rutledge. University of North Carolina Press, 2004

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