Racism in US military ‘alive and well’

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  1. BangersAndMash

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    Racism in US military ‘alive and well’ - World News | IOL News | IOL.co.za

    The harassment of 19-year-old Danny Chen started in basic training-teasing about his name, repeated questions of whether he was from China, even though he was a born-and-raised New Yorker. He wrote in his journal that he was running out of jokes to respond with.

    It got worse in Afghanistan, military investigators told his family. They said the other men in his unit showered Chen, the only Chinese-American in his unit, with racial slurs and physical abuse in the weeks leading up to his suicide in early October. Eight soldiers have been charged in connection with his death.
     
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    satish007 Senior Member Senior Member

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    Sad,RIP. any story from Indian American in Afghanistan?
     
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    pmaitra Moderator Moderator

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    Thankfully not.

    I feel sorry for the soldier who committed suicide.
     
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    Godless-Kafir DFI Buddha Senior Member

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    Whites really think it funny to make jokes of other races, once they get whooped in battle they will shut up.
     
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    pmaitra Moderator Moderator

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    Any kind of racism is bad, regardless who the victim is.

    Today people talk about Asian migrants to Russia face attacks from skinheads. It is true and it is sad. Immigrants from the former Soviet Central Asia are always attacked. What people also need to mention is that during the Tajik Civil War after break up of the USSR, many ethnic Russians were also attacked and forced to leave the country.

    Let us mourn all the victims and not single out one ethnicity for all the blame, because then, that in itself will be racism. Something like this below:

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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    If you took time to read the article you would have realised:

    From the same article:

    That wasn't Rajiv Srinivasan's experience. The 25-year-old Afghanistan veteran said sure, there were jokes about his Indian heritage from those who served with him. If they approached disrespect, he said he shut it down.
     
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    that's real man should do , the boy don't know. in army, always have guys like to make joke on those looks weak. more joke if the object looks obey.
     
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    Racism exists everywhere, here's the flip side of the coin, American Punjabi marine in Iraq with his gora buddies....


     
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