publication . Other literature type . 2015

"They Are Hiring the White Women but They Won't Hire the Colored Women": Black Women Confront Racism and Sexism in the Richmond Shipyards During World War II

Tuft, Paige;
Open Access
  • Published: 01 May 2015
  • Publisher: DigitalCommons@USU
  • Country: United States
During World War II, black women migrated largely out of the South to take advantage of the growing defense industries in California. Black women flocked to the shipbuilding industry in Richmond for the great economic opportunities industrial jobs offered. What they found when they arrived and attempted to secure jobs in the shipyards hardly lived up to their dreams and expectations. Black women found themselves faced with dual discrimination due to their race and gender. The shortage of available manpower opened up the traditionally white male shipbuilding industry to women and minorities but it did not guarantee them equal treatment or employment opportunities...
free text keywords: They, hiring, white, women, won't, colored, black, racism, sexism, richmond, shipyards, world war ii, History
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