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    Re: Report says too many whites, men leading military

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    The article was, I believe, written using incomplete data. See my analysis of the article in post #2.
    I saw that, and I agree. The data was incomplete.

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    Re: Report says too many whites, men leading military

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    Not sure how to comment on this, unless I have some more information.

    1) What is the breakdown of recruits, by race?

    2) How does that compare to the breakdown of officer candidates by race?

    3) Out of those who apply to be officers, what percentage have a college education? This answer usually should be "all of them", but I would ask this question to clarify.

    4) Out of those who apply to be officers, AND BECOME OFFICERS, what is the breakdown by race? (This is a control question, used to reveal racism within the ranks, if it exists, and would be a fairly accurate indicator of whether there IS actual racism within the military, as a whole)

    5) Here is the key - What is the breakdown of people with college degrees, by race?

    I would submit that, if the answers to these questions are what I would expect them to be, and also knowing that a college education is very, very expensive, then the issue here should not be about possible discrimination in the military, which was implied by the paper, but about the lack of opportunity for the poor to get a good college education. And, knowing that minorities comprise a higher percentage of poor people than rich or middle class persons, we would now have our answer - The report excluded data which would show the real reason that minorities comprise such a low percentage of officers. Therefore, the paper would be flawed, and probably is, because it implies racism when the real culprit is people not being able to go to college due to a lack of money, which would not be the military's fault at all. This would be another issue entirely, which should be debated on it's own merits.

    Based on what I have already stated, I would once more submit that, if the answers to the questions I posed are what I expect them to be, then the conclusion of the paper is completely flawed, because it relied on flawed data, or incomplete data, from which to draw it's conclusions.
    Allow me to address post #2 and say that the answer to that question is, 100%. A person can't become an officer without a degree and can't make it past the rank of major/O-4 without a masters level degree.
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    Re: Report says too many whites, men leading military

    All I know is that some governmental statistics folks have waaay too much time on their hands.

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    Re: Report says too many whites, men leading military

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    As for the military being predominantly white, maybe if the liberals didn't spend so damn much time whining about "the poor man dying in the rich man's wars", more minority men would see the military as the career and educational opportunity that it is.
    that last piece is worth reemphasis. for minorities coming from poor neighborhoods marked by failing schools; the military is an excellent escape that will teach job skills, discipline, get you started on your education, and give you work experience to take with you elsewhere.

    the royal british army proved a fantastic way for poorer scotts to make their way up in the world. other than the general thrust you have outlined (oh you'll be pulled out to die in one of evil george bush's wars), i have no idea why our african american population doesn't view ours the same way.

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    Re: Report says too many whites, men leading military

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    It looks like the race and gender parasites want to use the military for some bull **** PC agenda.
    What's next, a study there aren't enough transvestites, and mono-testicled midgets running the military?

    You do know what is next though? Not enough gays at the helm. I'd bet a house on it. You know it's coming, and the cherry on top will be the journOlists painting our valiant military as a bunch of homophobes.

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    Re: Report says too many whites, men leading military

    I have a solution.

    We'll just have to get a bunch of American military officers of all ranks to start tanning more...

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    Re: Report says too many whites, men leading military

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    What's next, a study there aren't enough transvestites, and mono-testicled midgets running the military?

    You do know what is next though? Not enough gays at the helm. I'd bet a house on it. You know it's coming, and the cherry on top will be the journOlists painting our valiant military as a bunch of homophobes.

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    that is exactly what i was going to say.


    Quote Originally Posted by MSNBC, Aug 12, 2016
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    five years after the historic lifting of the bigoted dont ask dont' tell ban, gays have yet to find equality in the military, as it turns out those five years were not enough for any of them to reach 4-star rank....
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    Re: Report says too many whites, men leading military

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    It looks like the race and gender parasites want to use the military for some bull **** PC agenda.
    It is "reports" like these that keeps the racism alive.
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