The Military as an Institution and the Prejudices it Held.
"From the Civil War, a war for the right to freedom for the Black man, to Vietnam; the military has held an institutionalized racist view toward the Black men who wished to fight for this country"
"Once let the black man get upon his person the brass letters "U.S.", let him get an eagle upon his button, and a musket on his shoulder and bullets in his pockets, and there is no power in earth which can deny that he has earned the right to citizenship in the United States." Fredrick Douglass spoke these words out against the restraints held against the black man, the man of African descent, and the man in chains of bondage. The prejudices, the stereotypes and dislikes held against the Black man for their skin color had stood in the military for over a century.
From the Civil War, a war for the right to freedom for the Black man, to Vietnam; the military has held an institutionalized racist view toward the Black men who wished to fight for this country. They wished to defend democracy in hopes that they could use the system to gain equal rights and privileges.
From the start of the Revolutionary War, Black men have continued to fight to defend this great land of opportunity (www. Hartford). With struggle, they have fought to earn their right at the front lines. The Military held back these men out of stereotype and hatred for their difference to us. Early on they were seen as property and not good enough in any way shape or form to stand and die next to the White man. This institutionalized racism or prejudice held widely within the institution of the military, served to push the Black...