Thursday, October 07, 2004


Black recruits decline

The Wall Street Journal (sorry - pay site) has a story today that indicates that the number of African American recruits in both regular Army and reserves has fallen dramatically over the last four years. The numbers are down 21% since fiscal 2002 for the Army and 27% for the Army reserve.

In what Josh Marshall would probably call a classic case of "Up is downism" the WSJ writes that the
"Army says the drop in black recruits as part of the overall force is a positive sign, since it wants to build an organization that roughly matches the demographic makeup of the nation."

Oh, that bag of shit? Yes, of course we always designed it to smell bad. . .


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