Military demographics

Dear Editor: We always hear from the media that our U.S. military forces are made up mostly of minorities.

The truth is that 92 percent of U.S. military is made up of blacks and whites – 75 percent are white and 18 percent are black. All other races combined to make up 8 percent of our military force.

That just doesn’t seem right, given the melting pot that is this country.

It goes along with the politicians in this state and country. Most of them have never served anything but their own self interests. What politicians have done for the last 25 years is really a slap in the face for all veterans, especially those that died while serving.

Maybe we should make it a requirement that anybody running for public office has to have served in the U.S. military.

Andrew Henins




Published: May 8, 2014 - Volume 13 - Issue 04