For Marines

…one of Charlie Rangel’s concerns 5 years ago

…Service in our nation’s armed forces is no longer a common experience. A disproportionate number of the poor and members of minority groups make up the enlisted ranks of the military, while the most privileged Americans are underrepresented or absent.

…haven’t proved to be true. In fact, quite the opposite.

Marines Begin to Reverse Sharp Drop in Black Recruits
The proportion of Marine Corp recruits who are African American jumped by 40 percent over the last 12 months, halting a seven-year slide that has worried service leaders.

A ‘SEVEN-year’ slide ~ that predates 9/11 if my math is correct. The astonishing thing are the casualty figures in the article…

Of 969 Marines who have died in Iraq, 39 were African American and 139 Hispanic. Hispanics comprise 18 percent of enlisted Marines today up from 15 percent when the Iraq war began.


3 Responses to “For Marines”

  1. nightfly says:

    Charles Rangel’s years-long slide in grasping reality, alas, continues unabated.

  2. Gunslinger says:

    Charlie isn’t about to let something like reality get in the way of an idiotic rant.

  3. John says:

    Anyone who serves in the US Armed forces in a combat zone should be given citizenship, stat. Democrat or republican, I wnat those Hispanics in the voting pool.
    Have y’all seen Humidity Moon?

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