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Is the Military Racist?

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Hey, Battleland didn’t write that headline – it’s atop an article written by Rajiv Srinivasan over at Time Ideas:

If there’s one thing I hope America remembers about our military, it’s that we are indeed a cross-section of the country. If bigotry and insensitivity exists in our ranks, it’s because it originated in our society first. The context of serving in the military simply gives a visible and strategic platform upon which such ignorance can severely affect our mission abroad, and our image back home.

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*sighs* here we go. The only racism I ever experienced against me was in Basic Training, and I think it was only because the drill ran out of things to call people. So being called "Tonto" and "He-who-runs-slowly" was not very fun, but we were all treated equally badly.

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