AfriGeneas Military Research Forum Archive
Re: A Black Officer in WWI
In Response To: A Black Officer in WWI ()
If you find that upsetting you must come unclued when reading periodicals, news, books and narratives that deal with the experiences of African American soldiers prior to WW1,(smile). I find the article quite "mild" in lanquage compared to those prior to that period. As an histiorian and researcher of the African American Military experience, I find myself immune to the insensitive, sarcasstic and often times patronizing language and tone of whites calling attention to or heralding the achievements of Blacks. As you and I well know the "language" of whites when refering to Blacks is a reflection of their feelings, views and opinions of us. Unfortunately these views are still to some degree slow to change. It is a shame the sacrifice of African Americans does not bring forth a surrender of such derogatory feelings.