Historical Research/ Website Project Below are some topic ideas you could use for your website research project.
Historical Events and Current Themes in Majority/ Minority Relations Below is a SHORT list of issues in the past 60 years or so you might want to consider for a research assignment. You are NOT limited by this list, but it gives you an idea as to the topics available out there you may take if so inclined.
1. The 1940s • Japanese Detention Camps • Women in the Factories (ex- Rosie the Riveter) • Zuit Suit Riots • Minorities in WWII
2. The 1950s • Brown vs. Board of Education • Desegregation of the military • Emmett Till • Little Rock, Arkansas
3. The 1960s • Grape Picker’s Strike: Cesar Chavez • Voting Rights Act • Vietnam- People of Color fighting on the behalf of whites? • Stonewall Riots • Black Panthers and African American Nationalism (ex- Malcolm X)
4. The 1970s • The killing of Joe Compo Torres and the Houston Police • Roe v. Wade
5. The 1980s • The soaring cocaine (crack) use and minority communities • AIDS and homosexual prejudice explodes • Bill Cosby/ African Americans in Television
6. The 1990’s • The Rodney King Riots • Affirmative Action Backlash • Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell • Jasper Texas Lynching
7. The 2000’s- Current Issues • Hispanics become largest minority in US • Immigration Debate • “La Rasa” classes issue in Arizona • New Orleans and Katrina • Gay Marriage Fight in several states (ex- iowa) • Arab Americans post 9/11