Why did Black Folk fight for the US in the Second World War ?

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    It seems like an act of faith in something that didn't exist.

    At home, the inherent racism of the US denied them the very "freedoms" they were dying for.

    They fought in the First War and nothing really changed, they should have learned from that.

    Having said that, being bombed in Europe was probably preferable to life in the slave states.

    Did black people see their daily lives improve as a result of their sacrifice ?
     
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    You would figure the Tuskegee airmen would have flew back to Africa:dunno:
     
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    Slavery ended in the 1860's and even if there were segregation in the South blacks were more free than in Nazi Germany or Stalin Russia!

    Why do you even attempt that type of spin Tommy!?!
     
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    What they had was a long way short of freedom. What were they fighting for ?
     
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    They fought so that your country wouldn't become part of Nazi Germany.

    Although I don't know why they bothered, considering how many blacks and other indigenous people were murdered through hundreds of years of British colonialist genocide.
     
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    Not to be genocide by Nazi's or the Japanese...

    Why did Native Americans help?

    Same reason...
     
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    Most people's world view is informed mostly by their family, friends, and local community. I am guessing they felt a need to fight for those people.
     
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    Kind of like queers fighting for Islamists?
     
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    Free guns and ammo and instructions to kill whitey.
    That or pick cotton.
    Eazy choice
     
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    I suspect a lot of them were looking for a way out of the life they were living- their families probably had a lot to do with it- but, too, everyone is wired different- there is no one size fits all answer.
     
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