Friday, June 17, 2005

The AP continues myths about blacks in the military

Via CNN today:

PHILADELPHIA, Pennsylvania (AP) -- Nancy Carroll didn't know schools were giving military recruiters her family's contact information until a recruiter called her 17-year-old granddaughter.

That didn't sit well with Carroll, who believes recruiters unfairly target minority students. So she joined activists across the country who are urging families to notify schools that they don't want their children's contact information given out.

"People of color who go into the military are put on the front line," said the 67-year-old Carroll, who is black.

But this simply isn't true. In fact it is whites that are disproportionately represented on the front lines. Even if it were true, so what, is it supposed to be a bad thing that minorities are given more opportunities! Here is a good rundown of the truth on this issue.