Tuskegee Airmen Stereotypes

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Many African Americas participate in the U.S. Air Force today, but before World War II they were segregated from joining. They had very few rights and many believed they did not have the same talents as whites Americans. These men wanted to make a difference by fracturing racial stereotypes in society; they wanted to prove that African Americans had talents and strengths just like other Americans did. African Americans came together in Tuskegee, Alabama to form the Tuskegee Air Force group and fought to change negative racial perceptions. African Americans learned from teachers on how to properly fly with the right techniques. Americans looked African Americans differently because of their race and background in society, but they wanted to…show more content…
The Tuskegee Airmen changed racial perceptions by achieving goals in combat and winning important medals. They broke stereotypes by winning against their strongest enemies and destroying the tactics of these enemies. These Airmen fought many enemies in war including the Germans and they proved to many white Americans that they had the ability to fly planes in war. The Tuskegee Airmen shot down 261 German airplanes in the air and on ground (Sherman). They fought in home front battles to earn the same rights as whites, while ignoring the discrimination and segregation occurring during that time (Francis and Caso 20-21). Tuskegee pilots showed Americans that they could beat the hardest enemies that some white airmen could not. They fought for their ability to fight and to show their capabilities. They changed racial perceptions by putting up a fight to change segregation and show America that had the same rights as whites. The Tuskegee Airmen won many battles in World War II by destroying the tactics of their enemies. The Tuskegee Pilots sunk a destroyer with a machine gun and captured…show more content…
The Tuskegee Airmen shattered racial stereotypes by encouraging African American men to advance in society through the build up of the United Negro College fund. The UNCF is an organization for African Americans that give them scholarships and financial support for colleges and private schools. African Americans were in need for schools and good education. Dr. Patterson, from the UNCF, wrote to presidents of private colleges asking for their money to help build private schools for African Americans. The United Negro College fund received support from many Americans. This fund gave opportunities to individuals and higher levels of education (Tucker). The United Negro College fund helped the Tuskegee Airmen break racial stereotypes because it proved to others that their education was important and they had the ability to earn one. The UNCF gave scholarships to African Americans to continue their education and earn chances that some Tuskegee Airmen never received. This organization showed the importance education for African American men and it allowed them to go to private colleges and schools, which lowered racial stereotypes. The UNCF gained help from many supporters, who believed African Americans deserved a higher education. Both presidents of the US and colleges looked for a plan to
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