- During WWI African Americans were sent to war and got more job opportunities state side along with women while the healthy white men were away. After WWI African Americans went back to having lower jobs and being oppressed and women went back to the kitchen.
- During WWII the cycle repeated itself but after the war ended African Americans and Women weren't going to allow oppression any longer, and stood up to the masses
I believe America is still continuing this cycle with the treatment of muslims, after 9/11 our nation grew paranoid about more attacks on American soil, so the masses allowed for the government to pass legislation that allowed American citizens to have their rights infringed upon just to allow certain groups of people peace of mind. As Martin Luther King Jr. said "Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere"