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US militarism is on the increase, and so is American societal racism- First Look

AMERICAN-SNIPER-POSTERAmericans tend to see racism in terms of being solely a Black and White, White versus Black sort of issue. And since we no longer have an overt and blatant, separate but not very equal Apartheid State, White Americans tend to pat themselves on the back and then deny that much any racism actually still exists in US society. This mindset then goes on to blame Blacks for there still being huge problems in their communities. Whites have done their part to make equality supposedly happen say these Whites, and if US Blacks are worse off today, it is only because they are not as good and hard working as Whites mostly think that they themselves are.

These American Whites then go on to especially believe that Blacks have been given equal opportunities inside the Pentagon war machine, and therefore ALL societal racism has basically gone bye bye. Heck! The Commander in Chief himself is Black, so what’s the real complaint any lazy no good ‘un American’ has in attacking our US society as still supposedly being largely a racist one? How so? It just cannot be! If anything, it is all us Whites who are victims of being falsely accused of always being victimizers, when we Whites have changed ourselves so drastically from back when MLK had to fight the police dogs! Enough is Enough! Let’s ALL TOGETHER move on! Racism is just not a deep problem today anymore in the USA. What is still a problem, is how Blacks feel that thy are all so entitled, and yada yada yada….

So is this a true picture of US society, with White on Black racism just evaporating, and racism as an issue now no longer being a relevant issue in America? Has opportunity opened up, and is that now the end of story? Or, is it perhaps more factual, that this frame of reference about US racism that most Whites have about society is entirely wrong and off the wall to begin with? Is racism a problem that principally centers just around how American Whites treat Blacks, or is there more to it than that? What more might there be?

As the title to my commentary shows, I believe that societal racism in the US is getting worse and worse, and that the bloated US military machine is the reason for that, rather than being solution to only a past racism that is being disposed of. We will examine why it can be argued that the US military is making institutional racism in the US worse, in the next look we take examining this issue.

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