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WASHINGTON – The U.S. military is too white and too male at the top and needs to change recruiting and promotion policies and lift its ban on women in combat, an independent report for Congress said Monday.
Seventy-seven percent of senior officers in the active-duty military are white, while only 8 percent are black, 5 percent are Hispanic and 16 percent are women, the report by an independent panel said, quoting data from September 2008.
One barrier that keeps women from the highest ranks is their inability to serve in combat units. Promotion and job opportunities have favored those with
One of the questions I keep coming back to in my own mind though, is why as a people do we feel the need to classify people?
I would agree,.
Originally posted by Xcathdra
I understand what the report is doing and pointing out, but I disagree with promoting solely based on race. Advancement should be based on ability / training / education / experience etc etc etc.
edit on 7-3-2011 by Xcathdra because: (no reason given)