The Park Place Economist


Virtually every group in America is represented in this country's military. However, this does not mean that each of these groups is egually represented. One persistent difference between the personnel of today's military and the members of the civilian population is the overrepresentation of racial minorities in the military. Several questions arise out of this disparity between the racial composition of the military compared to its civilian counterpart. The most debated question is whether or not it is fair fqr minorities to bear a proportionally greater burden in defending their country than that which their numbers in society dictate.