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Report says too many whites, men leading military

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posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 09:06 AM
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Minorities (hispanics, asians, african americans, native americans) can perform the job just as well and are equally as smart. So I don't see the issue here. And minorities are reproducing faster so soon we're going to see a lot more of them. Stop complaining and start making more babies if you want to protect the white pasty faces. Personally, I think racism is going on. Even Colin Powell, a man that was at the top, noted that he encountered much racism in his career. It exists.
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posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 09:07 AM
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Is their a some sort of campaign against white people going on here?

Yes and No. You've got to see this for what it really is. It is an assault on the public as a whole. It stirs up hatred and strife between races and cultures. As well as political ideologies. But most important, it maintains division among the people. Because as long as we're divided, we can't come together against a common enemy. The enemy being those who perpetuate this division to begin with.

Don't give them what they want. There are enough people who do that already.



posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 09:13 AM
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Originally posted by Klassified



Is their a some sort of campaign against white people going on here?

Yes and No. You've got to see this for what it really is. It is an assault on the public as a whole. It stirs up hatred and strife between races and cultures. As well as political ideologies. But most important, it maintains division among the people. Because as long as we're divided, we can't come together against a common enemy. The enemy being those who perpetuate this division to begin with.

Don't give them what they want. There are enough people who do that already.
Right. The enemy isn't minorities living in our midst, it's terrorists that want to come here and give us some action. It's russians and chinese that want to thwart our interests abroad so they can spread their communist ideals. And so on. Sometimes when faced with a large foe, you have to ignore the smaller ones. If you're racist yourself then it's best to keep it to yourself for now because like i said there's a guy that wants to blow you up so don't waste time on things that're not productive.

Colon Powell, long a republican, had this to say about them:
Colin Powell: The GOP Still Has a Problem With Racism

And here:
livingislamoutloud.blogspot.com...

Read the words not the titles. People are trying to make Powell look bad. In reality, he's a moderate with a very practical view on life. He's not perfect, but he tries to be sound and open minded.

Powell poignantly underscored this last fact stating, "I feel strongly about this particular point because of a picture I saw in a magazine. It was a photo essay about troops who are serving in Iraq and Afghanistan. And one picture at the tail end of this photo essay was of a mother in Arlington Cemetery, and she had her . on the .stone of her son's grave. And as the picture focused in, you could see the writing on the .stone. And it gave his awards -- Purple Heart, Bronze Star -- showed that he died in Iraq, gave his date of birth, date of death. He was 20 years old. And then, at the very top of the .stone, it didn't have a Christian cross, it didn't have the Star of David, it had crescent and a star of the Islamic faith. And his name was Kareem Rashad Sultan Khan, and he was an American. He was born in New Jersey. He was 14 years old at the time of 9/11, and he waited until he can go serve his country, and he gave his life."

In relating the story of a fallen soldier, Powell echoed the immortal words of another patriot who, in 1863, stated "that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth." The fallen--those who perished on 9/11 and the men and women who've died serving in Afghanistan and Iraq--in the words of President Abraham Lincoln "shall not have died in vain," so long as we, regardless of race, ethnic origin, and faith or no faith at all, work together to promote our right of life and liberty for all people. And in doing so, we'll honor the memory of those, like Kareem Khan, who "gave the last full measure of devotion" so that we may all continue to live in freedom.
If a minority wants to serve, let em!
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posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 09:34 AM
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Only in these current days would people be worried about the color of skin a military member has, and as to what promotions they get (Head Slap).
What a crock!



posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 05:01 PM
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Well it seems minorities are the ones who have the problem.
Most seem happy with the current status quo.



posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 05:09 PM
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I feel the same about this article as I do when companies apply EEO and have to make their percentage makeup refelect the population.
It should be best man/woman for the job - regardless of race. If that means you get a company full of black, yellow, white or reptillians - So be it. We are playing the game of captialism - it is all about the best winning. We can't keep swaping between capitalism and socialism.

Yes racism exists but this is not the answer, putting someone else in a position who was not as qualified for the position because of their race is racism!!!



posted on Mar, 8 2011 @ 09:46 PM
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24 years in the Army and I can tell you that the facts cited in the article are spot on - minorities; especially blacks are underrepresented at the senior officer level - Colonel and above.

However what they are conveniently leaving out is that they are disproportionately over represented at the senior enlisted level of leadership First Sergeant and Sergeant Major.

I mean really disproportionately represented a variation of as much as +20% over the general Army population.

One could certainly argue that this is token representation; however, only a layman - most First Sergeants and Sergeant's Major have not only bachelors but the majority have advanced degrees as well.

They are key to decision making and command influence at all levels.

Why the disproportion?

Why no cries if white under representation?

Should white NCO's cry foul?

Anyway, why are there fewer black generals - because generals come pimarily from combat arms (then some from combat support, then a few from combat service support) where leadership skills are born and blacks for whatever reason, seem not to chose to serve in combat arms jobs. There are numerous white papers on the phenomina and all have differeing reasons.

This is a fact from commissioning and appointment of officers to enlistment - most people get their first choice of jobs... They are limiting themselves by their choice at time of entry into service by choosing mostly combat support roles (some 52% of blacks make this choice).

Now women have not been afforded this opportunity for combat arms roles nor would I be against it if the standards for selection for all fields were exactly the same – no spotting minutes on run times, weights on ruck marches etc…

I have served with a woman on a team in a special mission unit downrange and she was harder than woodpecker lips and I would serve with her again any time. She carried the same weight as a man and did it with grace and frankly an Amazon like beauty that tempted me in moments of weakness.

I wish the Army were gender and race neutral but it’s not and unfortunately there are a lot of unqualified officers and senior NCOs who are put in positions and therefore put kids at risk for the benefit of “diversity”.



posted on Mar, 9 2011 @ 09:13 AM
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Originally posted by CanadianDream420
Then get promoted. Don't blame the "White" man...

Remember in NY they had to choose LOWER TEST SCORES to evenly hire Africans and Hispanics...
Totally unfair and unjust.



Compared to what? 250 years of slavery?



posted on Mar, 9 2011 @ 01:44 PM
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Originally posted by HunkaHunka

Originally posted by CanadianDream420
Then get promoted. Don't blame the "White" man...

Remember in NY they had to choose LOWER TEST SCORES to evenly hire Africans and Hispanics...
Totally unfair and unjust.



Compared to what? 250 years of slavery?



Yes! Regardless of the actions taken by individuals long dead and organizations long disbanded it is just as much a tavesty to treat one group preferentially to another.

This is the same argument my kid used at age 6 - but look what Jimmy did?

Yes, two wrongs do not make something right...



posted on Mar, 10 2011 @ 05:18 PM
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Well, I don't think that there's much of a discrepancy in the female department. We're talking about the military here, and, from my knowledge, the military is about twenty percent female. So, 16% is a little low, but it's not too bad when you consider other factors. In fact, all things considered, it's probably about right.



posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 02:30 AM
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Racism against white people are steadily getting normalized.. and the majority of white people are supporting it.


Twisted. . .



posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 02:33 AM
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Get a few gay women in leadership - they kick ass!

Get a few black gay women up there - problem solved!



posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 03:24 AM
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Bunch of Racists Propaganda !



posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 07:36 AM
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Originally posted by warbird03
Isn't it just great how being white and male makes you evil?


Ain't it though...I'm Irish, Ducth, Russian, German, and Creek Indian. My great grandmother was Jewish. Yet, because I have darker skin and black hair, people discount my White heritage and assume I'm going to side with minorities, particularly American Indians.

Truth is...I'm as proud of being White as I am being Indian or Jew, I'm proud of it all. That said, White people should NEVER be made to be ashamed to be White. White people have as much right to White Pride as AA's do to be African, American Indians, whatever!

Furthermore, blacks have a right to be promoted, but not because they are black, but because they can do the job as good as the white fellows in command! Quotas are BS!
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