TheLong Shadow of War
Onewould think that the racial issues that have long compounded theAmerican society are quite insignificant within the military.Perhaps, the zeal to attain a common goal would render race lesssignificant. These are conventional notions. As the authorhypothesizes, racial conflicts in the military as evidenced in theVietnam War, were significant. Though both White and Black soldiershad a common agenda, they conflicted on the basis of race. TheAfrican Americans in the military fought on two fronts as the titlesuggests. They had to fight the enemies who were non-Americans aswell as their White counterparts on racial grounds1
Black, Samuel. 1972. "Soul Soldiers: African Americans and the Vietnam Era." In The Long Shadow of War, by Terrance Hayes, 109-127.