Policies for African Americans in the Army
During WWII meaningless attempts were made to rid the country of segregation, most of these attempts came as a direct result of the military's non-integration policy. The strong "superiority idea" of whites over blacks reduced the government's attempt want integration to mere rocks in the ground that came as a thorn instead of a stepping stool It was the idea of blacks that if they fault for their country once more, would reap the benefits and achieve the racial equality they had " fought for, for hundreds of years. Although they searched for this integration in the military, they found little advances during the war. Black leaders lobbied for an increase of African Americans in the military. Along side the new integration policies were hidden segregated clauses, blacks could not win for loosing.
An Army war college did a study on blacks in 1940, they concluded that the African American was "far below the white in capacity to absorb instruction." the report can be considered laughable given the fact that African-Americans were forced to take in instructions for more that 400 was also an untrue and at least an inconclusive study. In an environment equivalent to whites studies showed that African Americans achieved 3.4% greater than the White soldiers. ( 85.1% to wipes 81.7%) though this is not a substantial increase it proves the blacks are more than capable of achieving an exceeding the same standards as Whites.
On September 14, 1940 President Roosevelt signed the Selective Service and Training Act. Section (4a) prohibited discrimination on the basis of race and color. sound sweet; who wouldn't want discrimination outlawedt? It is obvious that Congress was not ready to make the " big integration step." Section 3(a) of the same document Congress gave authorities, "unlimited discretion" when deciding to accept an how to employ them. It has been said that signing of the policy was in the best interest politics and not in the interest of the black community. It was as though the black community...