Army Frets That Too Many Combat Commanders Are White

Maybe it is for the best that the Obama Regime doesn’t seem to be serious about taking on the Islamic State. An actual war, rather than a few air strikes while Obama waits for us to lose interest, might not turn out so well. Under our current Commander in Chief, the US Army has a serious problem:

U.S. Army sociologists are worried that a lack of black officers leading its combat troops will have detrimental effect on minorities and lead to fewer black officers in top leadership posts. …

The Army reports that only 10 percent of its active-duty officers are black, which has contributed to its dearth of black officers leading soldiers with occupational specialties in infantry, armor and artillery.

This despite blacks making up 13% of the population.

Suggesting that blacks may be statistically less likely to make the best combat commanders for a variety of reasons would instantly destroy any military career. Those who don’t want to be denounced as thought criminals will find it much safer to chalk up the slight disparity to “discrimination,” no matter how preposterous that explanation may be given the ongoing political environment.

No reason to panic. According to Brigadier General Ronald Lewis, “The leadership does have an action plan in place.”

One of the Army’s plans for addressing the issue will be to put more emphasis on recruiting and mentoring minority officers.

Maybe they will change the slogan, “The Army is looking for a few good men” to “The Army is looking for a few men who don’t have to be all that good, so long as they aren’t Caucasian.”

Where taking on ISIS or any other enemy is concerned, the problem is not the politically incorrect pigmentation of Army officers, but the mentality that would place discriminating against qualified whites at a higher priority than winning wars.

At this point no foreign opponent will be decisively defeated until we defeat the enemy within — liberalism.

Obama Commander in Chief
At least the Commander in Chief isn’t white.

On a tip from Bodhisattva. Cross-posted at Moonbattery.

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