Military is Racist, SPLC Says

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  1. William Joyce
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    Congress asked to address racism in military - Military- msnbc.com

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    WASHINGTON - One of the country's main monitors of hate groups asked Congress Friday to investigate possible racial extremism in the military, after finding U.S. service members participating in a social networking site advertised as being for white people only.

    Researchers from the Southern Poverty Law Center, based in Montgomery, Ala., identified about 40 personal profiles of people who list the military as their occupation on the Web site New Saxon, according to the group's founder, Morris Dees.

    The site, run by the Detroit-based National Socialist Movement, describes itself as an "online community for whites by whites." He said some of the participants are wearing military uniforms in profile photos, although it was not possible to verify whether any of them are actually serving in the armed forces.
     
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    But of course blacks participating in black only sites, Hispanics participating in Hispanic only sites , those are acceptable. Further 40 people from an organization the size of the US military is so insignificant as to be pointless.

    Further last I checked, one is allowed to participate in any legal group one wants while a military member. You just can not go to their rallies or public meetings in Uniform. joining an online board is not covered I believe. Nor are there policies preventing one from posting a picture of oneself on said sites.

    We should let openly gay people serve but BY GOD no one better belong to any white's only groups.
     
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    Based on my experience the military was the least racist organization I ever worked for.

    Yes, there was a lot of racial tension, and yes there was obvious racism, too. There were even some riots..it was the 70s, after all.

    But compared to the civilian world, the military was the closest thing to a real meritocracy I ever experienced.
     
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    I am with RGS on this one, speaking of black only sites ... where's the Bass with something from his "Black Planet" site?
     
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    Exactly. Sure there are racist people in the military, black and white people and racist Hispanics and/or Asians. However, the military is not racist and it's structure does not promote it, endorse it or lend it's self to it. Further, it is taken seriously if such a personal infraction takes place.

    The military cannot control a persons personal likes or dislikes, but, they can see to it that they act out accordingly and properly and they do, to the best of their ability.
     
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    The article doesn't say what this 'watchdog group' wants done to the web site or the people on it.
     
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    i would say members of the u.s. military should not be active members of web sites run by the national socialists(nazi's) when i joined up we were asked if we were ever a member of the communist party, and seeing that we actually had a war against the national socialists military members engaging in activity with them should be a no no.
     
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    I don't agree with the claims of racism in the military. Everybody in the armed services bleed the same color of red. Intercultural relations are even a part of your evaluations and evaluations are most important for advancement in the military. Somebody is trying to sell wolf tickets with this claim...
     
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    Sites like migente and blackplanet are non-racist, non-hate Latino and African American oriented sites, those are not examples of racists sites, ARE NOTHING COMPARABLE TO WHITE NATIONALIST SOCIALIST SITES[since whites are not barred from them and both those sites have thousands of white members as well] and the people blacks and Latinos that go on sites like those are not racists just for doing so, essentially RGS suggestion that it is so is complete and utter BS. Why do some whites demand that non-whites assimilate and or completely abandoned their cultural roots[ giving being black and or Latino] in order to show that they're colorblind while simultaneously clinging on to AND DEFENDING their whiteness and all the privilege it brings them[whether the realize those privileges or not]? *DON'T DEMAND AND ASK THINGS OF OTHERS THAT YOU ARE NOT WILLING TO DO AND ARE DOING YOURSELF*.

    As for this thread, the military like any other organization does have some racial problems but nevertheless is the closest thing to a meritocracy indeed like editec said.
     
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    As usual, Mr. Bass has hit the nail perfectly. :eusa_angel:
     

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