Friday, April 27, 2007

An Army of Dumb

This is staggering. Right wing, anti-immigrant xenophobia has penetrated the US Army. Not surprising, I guess, considering how much right wing, Christianist fundamentalism has also penetrated that organisation.
The commander of New Mexico's National Guard is demanding an apology from the Army brass after dozens of his soldiers in a mostly Hispanic unit were ordered to strip to their gym shorts and searched for gang tattoos while on duty in Kuwait.
Army brass say no harm, no foul; it was all perfectly reasonable to assume that a group of Hispanic National Guardsmen might be gang bangers. How's that for a morale booster?

[h/t Cernig]


Blogger Maya's Granny said...

Now I'm really disgusted! How bigoted can a person get? Notice that they didn't send them home, just humiliated them.

11:25 AM  

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