The treatment of black Americans during WWII in the entertainment industry gives a unique and yet, real insight to the treatment of blacks in this nation. The movies had in some ways a dual goal: one, have the African American community do what ever it was necessary to fight the enemy because it was good versus evil and two, give the perception to the black community was not that different from the white community in their struggles and beliefs. In reality however, just as in the military, that was simply not the case. The black regiments were not only segregated but treated differently as their white counterparts as was the entertainment industry where the black entertainers were not only treated differently in terms of respect and pay but were also segregated. The talented of the African American entertainers were also largely overlooked by the white community for the simple fact that they would go see movies with white actors but white actors would rarely see moves completely geared towards black actors.