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
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