Saturday, February 19, 2011
Of the thirty thousand or so Marines that fought at Iwo Jima, around 900 of them were black. Eleven of those 900 were wounded, two fatally, for a mortality percentage of less than 0.003%. Yes, less than three one thousandths of a percent. A white soldier was over three times more likely to get dead. BECAUSE OF THE RAAAAACISM!!!
By the way, when searching for this information, I ran across an article published about black Marines in the Jackson Advocate from 1995. In case you are unaware of the Jackson Advocate, it is the Black Klan's newspaper from Jackson, Mississippi. I am uncertain if the paper is still in existence, but my assumption would be that it is not.
Also, Jackson Jambalaya has a 6:41 COLOR video of the historic event.
Oh, and you can check the Wiki, too.
Also, if you check the "Black History" sites, they ALL have that today (in 1942) was the day that the Tuskegee Airmen were initiated. This is UNTRUE. The program was initiated by Appropriations 18 on April 3, 1939 and the actual training was begun in 1941. Eleanor Roosevelt actually flew with one of the trainers at Maxwell in March of 1941. This was five months after the actual training of black pilots had already begun. So, if someone tells you that February 19, 1942 was when the Tuskegee Airmen started, tell them that they need to check out Your MoM for the truth.
Oh, and if folks try to tell you that the Tuskegee Airmen never lost a plane, that is BULLSHIT, too.
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