Historians dispute Tuskegee Airmen’s perfect record

 

The United States Military has not had the best  track record when it comes to blacks in the military.  Even though blacks prove their loyalty to this damn country by serving, they were even put in separate squadrons.  They had to go above and beyond the “above and beyond”

And now historians want to dispute  certain aspects of the most elite squadron.  They claim they just want history to be accurate.  Regardless of what they find, this group of men will always be legendary I also find it odd that if their bombing record wasn’t true, aren’t there bombers who served, who are still alive, who would have come forward if the Tuskegee Airmen’s record wasn’t true?

Against all odds the Tuskegee Airmen, defending this country protecting us all regardless of color.  So through their research, even if they find that they lost several bombers, that is still no small feat.  This country has a history of deleting the contributions of black people from the history books.

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4 Responses

  1. […] Faster than you can scramble for take off, the race card pops out.  You’ll notice a lack of facts, some generalizations, and a full measure of blame in the recipe for that post. […]

  2. The Coffeespy:

    I do think that it is fair to say that this country has a history of not telling the whole truth when it comes to contributions of people of color in this country. Call them generalizations if you want, but its the truth. This was my take on the situation. I have several family members who served this country, and each of them have a story about the good the bad and the ugly of serving in the armed forces. That’s all I am saying.

  3. Native Son,

    First, thanks for the civil response on my piece. Helps get a debate like this developed. For certain, history all over the place has biases and inaccuracies, some based in racial roots and some not. In this particular case, these two historians are both committed to preserving the memory of the Tuskegee Airmen. Holton, in particular, has spent tremendous effort in making sure their stories are still told. They’re just trying to tell the true story, there’s no indication race is a factor in this case outside of describing the Airmen as pioneers in their field.

    Now that story above, with the Michigan cop… that’s BS and you have a definite bone to pick there. I don’t know what a “professional” police officer would be thinking to use that kind of force on a 14 year old boy.

  4. You are so on point.

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