Black Americans in Defense of Our Nation. Department of Defense, Caspar Weinberger, Lawrence L. Korb, Donna M. Alvarado.
Black Americans in Defense of Our Nation
Black Americans in Defense of Our Nation
Black Americans in Defense of Our Nation
Black Americans in Defense of Our Nation
Black Americans in Defense of Our Nation
Black Americans in Defense of Our Nation

Black Americans in Defense of Our Nation. Office of Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Equal Opportunity and Safety Policy

Washington, D.C. Department of Defence, 1985. Expanded Edition. Quarto, publisher’s illustrated stiff paper wraps.

Official government report on the participation and involvement of Black Americans in US military affairs. Published by the Department of Defense in 1985, a time in which the Black poverty rate steadily remained double that of whites, conservative opponents of affirmative action were appointed, federal spending cuts disproportionately affected Black households, the "war on crime" and mass incarceration became a core feature of contemporary society, and the stigma of of violent crime hung over Black communities more than ever, the reissue of this booklet was likely an attempt to disavow the fact that Reagan’s policies and rhetoric were swiftly and severely altering the course of racial politics in the US. Tracing involvement to the first recorded visit of a Black person to what is now the US in 1523, the report lists general officers, features Medal of Honor winners, as well as biographies and other information throughout. Illustrated with black-and-white photos and drawings; with prefatory statements by Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger, Assistant Secretary of Defense Lawrence J. Korb, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense Donna M. Alvarado. Some soiling and edgewear. Very good. Item #4159

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