the four-star rank, only two of them are African American. The two include “Gen. Michael X. Garret, the head of the Army’s Forces Command, and Gen. Charles Q. Brown Jr., the commanderof Pacific Air Forces” (2020). The only female in the top military ranks is white - Gen. MaryanneMiller, who is the Chief of the Air Force’s Air Mobility Command (2020).
ETHNIC CONFLICT WITHIN A NATION 3The discrimination and denial of opportunities for the minority groups joining the top ranks of the military are embedded in the “deep history and culture of the United States military”(2020). The African-Africans despite joining the service units are not expected to produce leadership material for the military. African-Americans in service are denied the opportunity to join the combat teams and arms specialties that increase the chances of reaching top jobs. Instead, they are directed to logistics and transportation. In a survey comprising of 1,630 participants, 53 percent of the minority service members and 36 percent of those polled indicateda prevalence of white nationalism or ideologically driven racism in the forces. Thus, the lack of minority groups in the top leadership positions lacks a voice to champion issues that have prolonged throughout the history of the American military. The top leaders fail to contemplate the prevalence of racism problem. Rather, find sexism to be the only prevailing issue in the military ranks and troops. The lack of minority representation in the forces
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- Spring '19
- Ethnic group, Armed forces, United States Army, Military of the United States