Blacks in the Military: The Equal Opportunity Imperative

The United States armed services--army, navy, marines, air force--are together the most racially integrated mass organization in the world.

Issue: Summer 1997

The United States armed services--army, navy, marines, air force--are together the most racially integrated mass organization in the world. No organization nearly as large, anywhere, has more harmonious (which is not to say perfect) race relations, and none has as many whites being supervised by blacks--as meaningful a proof of racial integration as one could ask for. These are not assertions but facts open to examination by anybody who may care to do so.

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