Hispanics and Native Americans. The discrimination faced by other minorities in the United States did not attract the same public attention as the struggle of blacks and, in some instances, was more subtle. For instance, Mexican-Americans might not be served in a restaurant in Texas, but no body of law existed (as in the case of African-Americans) that regulated their interactions with whites. Official segregation of Mexican-Americans in public education began to unravel in the late 1940s through action of the federal and local courts, and their integration was never as contentious an issue as it was with African-Americans. Like blacks, Hispanics formed their own organizations to press for full equality. One such organization, the American GI Forum, was established when a Texas funeral home refused to bury a Mexican-American veteran of World War II. The League of United Latin American
This is the end of the preview.
access the rest of the document.
American GI Forum, whites. Official segregation, socalled termination policy