posted on Sep, 10 2012 @ 01:28 AM
Originally posted by antar
reply to post by GreatOwl
Are you serious?
The Military has always had all ethnicities in command, there is no color other than red, white and blue when you are enlisted.
I'm serious. Why would it be a big deal that Collin Powell was black, if not for the fact that he was the only one at that level? The higher up you
go the whiter the faces become, and this has been the tradition. It is the changing of the guard today, that makes things a bit different. I;m sure
that there have always been low level officers of all backgrounds. But, every minority officer always had a non-minority above him, so that the men
could always feel that the majority was still in charge. Psychologically, this means that emotionally the soldier could feel connected, even though
his immediate boss was a minority, because he could always imagine going around his boss, and communicating with the higher ups who would understand
him and empathize.