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7.03 Minority Rights

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Transcript of 7.03 Minority Rights

Women
Betty Friedan
Native
Americans
Hispanic
Americans
7.03 Minority Rights
Benjamin Guzman
US History

Somebody...
Wanted...
But...
So...
To understand why many women her age were discontent despite material comfort and family
The mainstream media did not acknowledge that women in the 1950s had any reason to be unhappy, unless they had ambitions outside the home
Friedan surveyed many young wives and mothers and wrote The Feminine Mystique, which helped bring attention to the issue of women's lack of opportunity and rights
Wanted to have more opportunities to choose their own careers other than being a housewife, and demanded to be treated with respect and to have social rights equal to men.
The media pushed toward advertising women being "happy" to live the ordinary life at home and working women were viewed as unhappy with their work choice.
Women fought desperately over the years as the "battle of the sexes" raged on over many years to overcome the men's dispute of sexism toward females
Natives formed organizations to stop the laws that were being passed that were affecting their people such as the taking and selling of their tribal lands, and to remove relocation laws that were in effect in 1953
Their actions against removing the 1953 laws were ignored, native americans continued to remain being the poorest minority group in the US
The Natives took over Alcatraz island that they stated was rightfully theirs and in the end the US removed any who refused to leave
Cesar Chavez who took charge against harsh labor began to start organizing local farm workers demanding that they deserve better pay and more enforcement of the California's labor laws
Chavez went to jail for his boycott continuance but remained to stay true to his goals for change
In the end his life's achievements still are being fought for all immigrant labor workers to have higher wages
What advances did the Women's Rights Movement make in the 1960s and 1970s? How was the movement similar to those of the Mexican Americans and Native Americans?
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The women's advances for their civil rights during the 60's and 70's were mainly focused on proving that they have the potential to be within a workforce that relied on only men which really starting to progress more and more with each attempt, although nothing extreme was done the message they demanded to be heard began to be responded to. The Women's Rights Movement were similar to the movements made by the Mexican Americans and the Native Americans because each of them wanted to be simply treated with the respect they deserved and the demands that were asked of were very simple yet were dealt with great challenges that were eventually overcome with triumph
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