Negro Manpower Thesis

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Suppressed. Marginalized. Segregated. While the valiant military unit receives most of their laudatory reputation from the color of their dark skin in the contrasting pale field of soldiers, their story of overcoming the suppression, marginalization, and segregation should hold center stage. Before 1940, African Americans had a very low attendance in any branch of the military because of the ubiquitous segregation and an influence of pessimistic stories such as the 67-page report title The Use of Negro Manpower in the War which depicted the men with harsh stereotypes implying their ineptness and lack of ability. Aside from the battlefield, society in a gestalt still viewed the “exotic” skin cynically. However, these vituperative perspectives

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