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Old 03-27-2011, 09:44 AM
 
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First THANK YOU AND YOUR FAMILY FOR ALL YOU DO> IT IS HARD.
On a local show here in SC. the people was talking about a solider who came back from Iraq and started a scholarship for white male only for school because the whites was now the minority.
The news states hispanics are 125% on the rise in one state.
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Has there ever been a poll on our military
of how many Whites, Blacks, hispanics join our military.? I bet there is more whites / blacks who protect and stand up for our country then hispanics.

 
Old 03-27-2011, 09:50 AM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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First THANK YOU AND YOUR FAMILY FOR ALL YOU DO> IT IS HARD.
On a local show here in SC. the people was talking about a solider who came back from Iraq and started a scholarship for white male only for school because the whites was now the minority.
The news states hispanics are 125% on the rise in one state.
Question
Has there ever been a poll on our military
of how many Whites, Blacks, hispanics join our military.? I bet there is more whites / blacks who protect and stand up for our country then hispanics.
The Department of Defense as well as each branch of the U.S. Military knows how many of each ethnic group there is.

But your statement: "On a local show here in SC. the people was talking about a solider who came back from Iraq and started a scholarship for white male only for school because the whites was now the minority." Really has nothing to do with this forum as far as I am concerned.

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Old 03-27-2011, 10:03 AM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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First THANK YOU AND YOUR FAMILY FOR ALL YOU DO> IT IS HARD.
On a local show here in SC. the people was talking about a solider who came back from Iraq and started a scholarship for white male only for school because the whites was now the minority.
The news states hispanics are 125% on the rise in one state.
Question
Has there ever been a poll on our military
of how many Whites, Blacks, hispanics join our military.? I bet there is more whites / blacks who protect and stand up for our country then hispanics.
No disrespect back to you, but it seems you've already decided Hispanics are underrepresented in the way you phrased your question and following statement. You'd be wrong. They are slightly underrepresented, but not by any major amount.

There are detailed statistics compiled. For your information, on the last official compilation-
http://prhome.defense.gov/mpp/ACCESSION%20POLICY/poprep2001/pdf/chapters2001.pdf (broken link)

Caucasian-65.5% of military accessions, population 18-24 eligibles (non-institutionalized) 64.8%
African-American-17.3% of military accessions, population 18-24 eligibles (non-institutionalized)14.3%
Hispanics-11.4% of military accessions, population 18-24 eligibles (non-institutionalized) 15.6%
Other-5.9% of military accessions population 18-24 eligibles (non-institutionalized) 5.3%

Source is table 2.5, but the whole report is full of facts like Hispanic representation is rising. So...where'd your question come from?
 
Old 03-27-2011, 12:36 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Who gives a damn what race they are? In Afghanistan and Iraq, they're all "desert tan."
 
Old 03-27-2011, 03:41 PM
 
Location: On a Long Island in NY
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Here's an interesting fact, in terms of the overall population the US territories (Guam, American Samoa, the US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Northern Mariana Islands) have more veterans per 1,000 residents then in any of the 50 states. American Indians (aka "Native Americans") also have a very high level of military service.

I suspect it's mostly due to the economic conditions rather then pride in the nation.
 
Old 03-27-2011, 03:52 PM
 
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Blacks, hispanics join our military.? I bet there is more whites / blacks who protect and stand up for our country then hispanics.
Sounds so racist to be honest.... how come whenever someone says "no disrespect" something disrespectful inevitably follows?
 
Old 03-27-2011, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Here's an interesting fact, in terms of the overall population the US territories (Guam, American Samoa, the US Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, and the Northern Mariana Islands) have more veterans per 1,000 residents then in any of the 50 states. American Indians (aka "Native Americans") also have a very high level of military service.

I suspect it's mostly due to the economic conditions rather then pride in the nation.
Why would you suspect that? Do you suppose citizens of the territories and Native American's are just a bunch of poor dummies who can't think of anything else to do, or that they're not "really" American's so they're unable to be motivated by the same things which motivate others to join?
 
Old 03-27-2011, 06:03 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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American Indians (aka "Native Americans") also have a very high level of military service.

I suspect it's mostly due to the economic conditions rather then pride in the nation.
I do not agree with that at all... I keep meeting a lot of Native Americans here in New Mexico who served in the military because they wanted to...

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Old 03-28-2011, 10:01 AM
 
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I can't help but wonder if the "scholorship fund" isn't just an urban legend the OP heard about...
 
Old 03-28-2011, 01:12 PM
 
Location: Fuquay Varina
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I can't help but wonder if the "scholorship fund" isn't just an urban legend the OP heard about...
It is a true story i remember reading about it!

Iraq War veteran : Kevin Trudeau Show

But I really dont know that this topic is a military discussion either lol
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