Views: 4675|Replies: 18

Blacks Saying No To Enlisting In US Military [Copy link] 中文

Rank: 8Rank: 8

Post time 2007-8-10 17:30:00 |Display all floors
BLACKS SAYING NO TO ENLISTING: Iraq War Causing Major Drop in African American Military Service.

August 7, 2007

     Figures releases by the nation's military services and data compiled by the Associated Press point to a dramatic drop in the number of African Americans enlisting in the Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines.

     The principal reason appears to be Black opposition to the Bush administration's war in Iraq.

     Even in 2003, when there was overwhelming support for the war among the rest of the nation, African American support never rose above 44 percent in any major poll. Now, according to a Pew survey released in June, Black support has fallen to just 15 percent. That opposition is reflected in the dwindling number of Blacks enlisting for military service.

     In the Army, the branch of the military traditionally favored by Blacks, the percentage of Black enlistees has dropped from 23 percent before the war to just 12.4 percent today. The Pentagon last week announced $20,000 bonuses in a bid to lure more youth into the military.

     Maya Rockeymoore, the former vice president for research for the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, was quoted last week as saying, "Blacks have always been suspicious of the motives and justification for the war."

http://www.eurweb.com/story/eur35699.cfm

[ Last edited by changabula at 2007-8-10 06:13 PM ]
I am Chinese and Proud of it!

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 8Rank: 8

Post time 2007-8-10 18:09:04 |Display all floors
Yeah, thats the spirit!

I'm sooo glad that blacks are finally waking up NOW. Better late than never as too many innocent black lives have been lost already. They are not falling for it. They think blacks are really going to be that dumb enough to sign up for the military, when they see right through their game. Anyone who signs up to go to Iraq is putting their lives in peril to impose the corporate interests of KBR, Halliburton and Blackwater on a sovereign country.


Have you noticed how all the advertisements that you see for the army are aimed at blacks?

Let Bush/Cheney enlist their own sons and daughters first. They should be running commercials of the children of Congress stepping up to answer the call to arms. Then, blacks would be impressed. Poor men and women die in rich men's wars.

Michael Moore did a special on how the military recruiters were on video going solely in poor black neighborhoods to get them to enlist. They would make false promises of a $20,000 sign-on bonus and that they'd pay for their education. False because there are veterans who STILL haven't received their benefits and a promising future with a job or a college degree.


Why protect a nation abroad who's police forces has declared war on your young brothas in the homefront?

Our black brothers are refusing to fight for a racist country that has treated them like crap because of their skin colour! They are treated lower than the dirt marks on the street. They don't want to get their ass thrown into the meat grinder fighting on the frontlines for America's military whilst at home they are kept down.


It's not worth it.

It's not worth the risk and sacrfice as it will all be in vain as they were when blacks participated in all of Americas notable wars. Nothing changes back home for them. The Buffalo soldiers killed Indians for the white man, clearing the way for the white man to steal more land. The Tuskegee Airman fought a war that wasn't theirs, for a nation that hated them and would lynch them at a moments notice. Black people got nothing for those actions, they were just expendable bodies for white gains.


Black people live in wars on a day to day basis, just trying to be successful in a racist society. Blacks are filling up the prisons so fast because of lack of opportunities that they are building more prisons. There are more black men in prisons than there are in universities.
I am Chinese and Proud of it!

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 8Rank: 8

Post time 2007-8-10 18:34:01 |Display all floors
Originally posted by changabula at 10-8-2007 19:30
BLACKS SAYING NO TO ENLISTING: Iraq War Causing Major Drop in African American Military Service.

August 7, 2007

     Figures releases by the nation's military services a ...


It is not surprising.

I was amused to read one report some time back about the US offering pardons to convicted murderers and rapists if they joined the military.

Again for some reason I was not surprised.

The US military relies very heavily on poorly/uneducated people who have no/very little job opportunities, they rely on Hispanic and coloured people very heavily to flesh out the ranks and provide the fodder to face the bullets in the quest for empire.

I suppose the Iraq war has given the US an opportunity to make a bit more room in the penitentiaries for more potential recruits:)

If one considers the criminal activities of their Government it is not hard to see why their military are little more than thugs if uniform, unleashed on their victims to rape, murder and torture at will in an occupied country.

A stain on the underpants of humanity is probably a fitting description for the US military and their masters in the White House and Pentagon.

[ Last edited by kongque at 2007-8-10 08:35 PM ]
Man created god before god created man and the world has been in turmoil ever since. Dots freak some people out - so they join them with lines that aren't really there.

Use magic tools Report

Post time 2007-8-10 19:40:54 |Display all floors
Reminder: Author is prohibited or removed, and content is automatically blocked

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 4

Post time 2007-8-10 21:38:40 |Display all floors
Before future soldier Tyka Pettey, left, leaves for basic training she meets with U.S. Army recruiter Sgt. Harry Harper on Wednesday.
ArmyRecruiting.jpg
Communication is the most important source of personal power.

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 4

Post time 2007-8-10 21:41:19 |Display all floors
The future of the US Military...Black Women  
Communication is the most important source of personal power.

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 8Rank: 8

Post time 2007-8-11 02:13:11 |Display all floors

Future?

Try here and now - along with a lot of other races, sexes, and whatever 'es that you can come up with.

From a nation of "mutts" comes a nation of "mutts".

If I can dig up the Carlos Mencia skit on this, I will.

http://www.gershcomedy.com/Talen ... ame=Carlos%20Mencia

[ Last edited by tradervic at 2007-8-10 12:31 PM ]
ocpa20060613151514.jpg
800soldiertraining_small.jpg
800female_small.jpg
060926_perez_vmed_6p.widec.jpg
China's Eccentric 'Uncle Laowai' from Chicago, IL

http://blog.chinadaily.com.cn/home.php?mod=space&uid=135031&do=blog&view=me&from=space

Use magic tools Report

You can't reply post until you log in Log in | register

BACK TO THE TOP
Contact us:Tel: (86)010-84883548, Email: blog@chinadaily.com.cn
Blog announcement:| We reserve the right, and you authorize us, to use content, including words, photos and videos, which you provide to our blog
platform, for non-profit purposes on China Daily media, comprising newspaper, website, iPad and other social media accounts.