African-Americans Shun Military Service Thanks to Iraq War [VIDEO]
August 21, 2007
NBC News on Sunday examined the "disappearing military mainstay" of African-American recruits, who in recent years had provided about 1/4 of military enlistments. Once seen by young black people as "a sure way to climb the ladder," the military is increasingly being shunned because of the Iraq War. "Nearly 3 in 4 blacks oppose the war," NBC stated, and the percentage of active-duty black soldiers in the Army "has plunged by a third since 2001."Check out the video to your right for some personal stories of families where parents, in some cases veterans themselves, work to persuade their children to avoid enlisting in this unjust war at all costs.