Report: Too many whites, men leading military
WASHINGTON — The U.S. military is too white and too male at the top and needs to change recruiting and promotion policies and lift its ban on women in combat, an independent report for Congress said Monday.
Seventy-seven percent of senior officers in the active-duty military are white, while only 8 percent are black, 5 percent are Hispanic and 16 percent are women, the report by an independent panel said, quoting data from September 2008.
One barrier that keeps women from the highest ranks is their inability to serve in combat units. Promotion and job opportunities have favored those with battlefield leadership credentials.
This “independent” report was commission by the 111th congress (led by democrats Nancy Pelosi and Harry Reid) keeps in the liberal tradition of looking at skin color and gender rather than an individuals qualifications.
How much more racist/sexist can these democrats get?