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I'll bet not one American in ten thousand knows about the Black Panthers tank battalion in WW 2.



She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre

by ATinNM on Fri Jun 15th, 2018 at 04:29:49 PM EST
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I wonder how many Americans even know what WW 2 was. And of these, how many think that America won it on their own.
by gk (gk (gk quattro due due sette @gmail.com)) on Fri Jun 15th, 2018 at 05:21:58 PM EST
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"The Way to Leave it, (A City Destroyed) Homeless People Enachna Germany."See World War II through the lens of an African American soldier

Happy Black History Y3 D166. The amount of historical tragedy that has been glossed by conventional, self-serving "Atlanticist" historians is astounding actually, because something like pride got between them destroying the whole paper trail. They hoard it. Now some people can't cope with contradictions only lately coming into light from the tombs

Images like this will always remind me how big my "family" is, of little known events like how my uncle Hugh met his 17-year-old bride Heddy in Berlin. He intervened in a um sexual assault scenario instigated by a posse of US soldiers. Her parents were grateful. He settled with her in Philly, raised 5. Frying pan, frying pan.

I mentioned elsewhere, in the context of Syrian rubble and property rights, all of my uncles were drafted and survived: 3 WWII (Europe, N. Africa), 1 Korea. They corresponded from the fronts to my dad, the youngest, at home. So he was able to convey to me their own impressions of segregated units, detached units in Allied batallions, neglect by US command long after they stopped talking about it.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.

by Cat on Fri Jun 15th, 2018 at 07:06:53 PM EST
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The history of African-American men in the US armed forces during the first fifty years of the 20th Century is completely unknown to 99% Euro-Americans.  Example, white Americans, especially southern whites, were driven stark raving bonkers when they found "colored troops" were preferred by Brit women during World War II.  Another, the same group had the same reaction when the French refused to enforce Jim Crow segregation laws in Paris during World War I.  

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Sat Jun 16th, 2018 at 02:44:16 PM EST
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calculating memory loss

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Fri Jun 15th, 2018 at 07:12:14 PM EST
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When I tell people here the simple fact: WW 2 was won on the ground by the Red Army, their brains melt.  Americans are aware the Brits had something to do with WW 2 ... and Canadians?  (Maybe?)  The rest have been erased in popular memory by the standard American functional psychosis.

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Sat Jun 16th, 2018 at 02:33:20 PM EST
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WWII - The Segregated US Armed Forces

In the First World War the Black Battalions of the US Army fought under French command ...

"A Double Victory?" Revisiting the Black Struggle for Equality during World War Two

In his 1944 landmark study An American Dilemma: The Negro Problem and Modern Democracy, Gunnar Myrdal predicted that "there is bound to be a redefinition of the Negro's status in America as a result of this war" (Myrdal 997). Historians have largely agreed with this assessment, considering the Second World War not only as a major turning point in the long African American struggle for justice and equality, but also as the starting point of the modern civil rights movement (see Dalfiume; Polenberg; Dittmer; Biondi). Such an interpretation of the heritage of the war can still be found today in some of the country's most commonly used textbooks (see in particular Brinkley). There are, to be sure, a number of facts to support such an interpretation. Pressed to answer increasing calls from black leaders for equal treatment and determined to maintain peaceful race relations in the name of keeping the war production industries running at full capacity, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed Executive Order No. 8802 on June 25, 1941, ordering an end to discrimination in defense industry jobs and creating the Fair Employment Practices Committee (FEPC) as an enforcement agency. This constituted the federal government's first substantive act in support of the cause of racial equality since Reconstruction.

African Americans In World War II: A Legacy Of Patriotism And Valor (1997)

World War II and the American Home Front

Global Warming - distance between America and Europe is steadily increasing.

by Oui on Fri Jun 15th, 2018 at 07:05:26 PM EST
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I just <expletive deleted> love it was phrased as "a Negro problem" when the fact was - and is - "a racist Caucasian problem."  

She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Sat Jun 16th, 2018 at 02:22:05 PM EST
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Who I have to deal with.
A few months ago I called out premiere of the Black Panther (Disney) franchise. And for several weeks thereafter surveyed US-Eng. language txt and video reviewers' critiques to gauge the depth of cultural references informing those opinions. The most startling, invidious assumption about African Americans' struggle to exercise their civil rights --1st, 2nd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 8th, 9th, 13th, 14th, 26th, CRA, VRA at "home" and abroad-- I found was this derogatory note from one of the most inane sites on the planet, syndicating "mainstream" culture to collect ad revenue and visitors.

Even so, the film's political themes may prove problematic. Reviewers have written that the movie is "alt-right" (perhaps oblivious of the racial undertones of such a statement) and others have noted that it pays a homage to the political terrorist group the Black Panthers.
O'Neil goes on to furnishe Perez's shallow command ("Perez did not mean anything racist ") of illegitimate "black nationalism" without an iota of irony.
With any luck, this should extend to the brief scene devoted to the Revolutionary Black Panther Party, a far-Left black nationalist socialist group founded in 1992 [!] that claims continuity [!] with the Black Panther Party of the 1960s. The FBI has categorized the original [!] group as militantly subversive for attempting to overthrow the U.S. government by force of arms. ... Despite this homage to the Black Panthers, the movie seems rather politically reactionary. ...Perhaps Perez was more right than he suspected. Even if the movie rejects Wakanda's "alt-right" isolationism, it seems to embrace hereditary monarchy -- something even more conservative than the alt-right.
Now, extrapolate the stupid to world, ppl.

Diversity is the key to economic and political evolution.
by Cat on Sat Jun 16th, 2018 at 08:43:10 PM EST
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PJ Media is well known to be the internet home of the moronically stupid and there's no fixing stupid.  


She believed in nothing; only her skepticism kept her from being an atheist. -- Jean-Paul Sartre
by ATinNM on Mon Jun 18th, 2018 at 02:39:42 PM EST
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