On this date in 1948, President Harry Truman issued executive order 9981, desegregating the United States military. It said, “There shall be equality of treatment and opportunity for all persons in the armed services without regards to race, color, religion, or national origin.” This was a very impressive move for several reasons: 1. It was […]Read More Making the American Military Look More Like America
Loving America is complicated, especially when it comes to its history. We look back proudly upon achievements like introducing modern democracy to the world, our innovation, our generosity, our acceptance of different religions, and our defense of freedom around the world. These and many other reasons give us good cause to wave the flag with […]Read More We never look back proudly at discrimination.