Soul on Ice - Blood of the Beast, The Black Man's Stake in Vietnam Summary & Analysis

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Blood of the Beast, The Black Man's Stake in Vietnam Summary and Analysis

Cleaver opens the chapter by saying that there's a correlation between the Negro revolution and the war in Vietnam. He supports this claim by pointing out that sixteen percent of troops sent to Vietnam were black and that some people view that as an attempt to kill off some of the nation's youngest and brightest black men. Cleaver says that blacks have traditionally been easily won over by a few "liberal sounding" laws that have no hope of being enforced. He says that the only guarantee for black security is for the American blacks to join with minorities from around the world.

Cleaver says there have been periods of attention to black rights before. The difference of the 1960s is the sheer number...

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