A Military Strike Against Racism

Boston Globe, p. A15 (Op-Ed page), July 25, 1998

1 Pages Posted: 15 Nov 2009

Date Written: July 25, 1998


This short article celebrates the 50th anniversary of President Harry Truman's executive order authorizing the desegregation of America's armed forces. Discussed is the disparity between the levels of diversity in the military versus levels in corporations and universities. Also discussed is the role of the Tuskegee Airmen in the fight against racial segregation in the U.S. military.

Keywords: racism, discrimination, military, air force, Tuskegee Airmen, segregation, Harry Truman, U.S. history, World War II

JEL Classification: N42, K39

Suggested Citation

Higginbotham, F. Michael, A Military Strike Against Racism (July 25, 1998). Boston Globe, p. A15 (Op-Ed page), July 25, 1998, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1502962

F. Michael Higginbotham (Contact Author)

University of Baltimore - School of Law ( email )

1420 N. Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
United States

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