A quarter of US military "sees white nationalism" in the ranks

A survey by the Military Times found that nearly a quarter of US servicepeople see "white nationalism" among their peers, and believe that the white nationalist agenda is more of a national security threat than "Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan."

Non-white troops are more likely to have concerns about white nationalism: 42% of non-white troops expressed concern over white nationalism, while only 18% of white troops had the same concern.

About 5% of poll respondents defended white nationalism in some way, either by trying to divert attention for civil unrest to Black Lives Matter, or defending white nationalism outright. An anonymous Navy commander wrote "White nationalism is not a terrorist organization." An Air Force staff sergeant wrote, "You do realize white nationalists and racists are two totally different types of people?"

Concerns about white nationalist groups were more pronounced among minorities in the ranks. Nearly 42 percent of non-white troops who responded to the survey said they have personally experienced examples of white nationalism in the military, versus about 18 percent of white service members.

When asked whether white nationalists pose a threat to national security, 30 percent of respondents labeled it a significant danger, more than many international hot spots, like Syria (27 percent), Pakistan (25 percent), Afghanistan (22 percent) and Iraq (17 percent).

One in four troops sees white nationalism in the ranks [Leo Shane III/Military Times]

(via Naked Capitalism)

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