First, everyone should read
Generation X, Generation Y, and those that follow are/will continue in intermarry at higher rates.
Enough venting, let’s do a minor
Young blacks have grown markedly less willing to join the Army, citing fear of being sent to fight a war in Iraq they don’t believe in…..Fear of combat also is a leading reason fewer young women are choosing the Army…Soooo, are you implying that blacks and women are cowards and every other “group” is not?
Statistically, the fear factor is about twice as strong among potential recruits as a whole as it was in 2000, the study said.Duh. A few things happened since 2000 Robert; you may want to
The Army has suffered more of the 1,500-plus U.S. deaths in Iraq than any other service, and thousands have been wounded. Some soldiers will serve their second tour in Iraq this year. While Army leaders say soldiers have shown a strong interest in re-enlisting, the strains of war seem to have become a barrier to first-time enlistees.Mmmm. Think to investigate why? Think it might be that those doing the fighting might know something that you are not writing about in the MSM that might change the view of the war?
Blacks make up about 23 percent of today’s active-duty Army, but the share of blacks in the recruit classes of recent years dropped. From 22.7 percent at the time of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, the share slid to 19.9 percent in 2002; 16.4 percent in 2003 and 15.9 percent last year, according to figures provided by Army Recruiting Command spokesman Douglas Smith.
The slide has continued, dropping to 13.9 percent as of Feb. 9.
That and other studies, all of which are posted on an obscure Defense Department Web site, cited the Iraq war as a major turnoff for many.Major pissoff point for me. Robert, give the site address so we can see ourselves you AP snob.
BTW, where is the percentage concern for the NBA? Medical School? What a bunch of BS. Let the best serve, whatever they choose to do; and don’t let the bigots from the
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Enough of Robert's poor work. A much better article on the subject by Josh White at
African Americans still make up nearly a quarter of the overall Army, where, historically, blacks enlisted in strong numbers to take advantage of economic and social opportunities not available elsewhere.
But the drop in new recruits from that ethnic demographic means the Army has to make up ground elsewhere. Hispanics have increased from 10.4 percent of new recruits in 2000 to 13 percent in 2004; whites went from 61 percent in 2000 to 65 percent in 2004; and Asians or Pacific Islanders made up less than 1 percent of new soldiers in 2000 but nearly 5 percent in 2004.
Military scholars said the decline was not all that surprising, in part because African Americans' propensity to join the military has been dropping over the past decade.Not a surprise when you look at some of the major
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