What Problems Did Hispanics, Native Americans and Women Face in 1945 and How Far Had These Been Overcome by 1968?

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What problems did Hispanics, Native Americans and Women face in 1945 and how far had these been overcome by 1968? Blacks were not the only group of people to be suffering from prejudice in America during 1945, other groups such as Hispanics, Native Americans and Women were all treated life second class citizens due to discrimination by a lot of Americans. In this essay the problems faced by these groups will be explored along with how much things changed for them. Hispanics were Americans of Spanish decent, the term Hispanic can also be used to describe any American who speaks Spanish as their first language. Like many black people, most Hispanics lived in poverty due to low wages and the lack of help they received from others. Many Hispanics lived in California in the north of America. They worked as farmers and were employed seasonably to harvest the crops in California. Agriculture was huge in California, with it being worth around $4 billion. However, due to the fact that the Hispanics only worked during harvest, they did not earn enough money to live comfortably. And when they did work they were paid extremely low wages. A Hispanic worker would only earn around $1,378 a year and thus would have to live in terrible accommodation such as low quality rented flats or in some cases makeshift tents of cars. Many Californians believed that the Hispanic workers were poor because they were lazy; this therefore led to them getting very little to no help at all. Therefore, the Hispanic workers were forced to set up organisations and campaign for their economic rights. César Chávez was the leading campaigner for the rights of Chicano workers. Chicano was another term for Hispanic workers. He came from an extremely poor family but was inspired by the campaigns of Martin Luther King who used non-violence to challenge injustice. In 1952 he joined the CSO (Community

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