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Reasons for Serving

Despite racism and segregation, black Americans were still very eager to serve America in World War II. What reasoning do Joe Small and the other African-American servicemen in the book give for wanting to serve? Why do you believe this is so?

Reasons for Serving

There is tremendous irony in America fighting in World War II for freedom when so many other men and women were denied equal freedoms in America, and in America's military. Despite recognizing these ironies, the Navy is slow to change enlistment and service policies. Why is this so? Is the Navy to be faulted for this, especially when blacks are so willing to serve despite these policies? Why or why not?

Heroism

Despite racism and segregation, black Americans perform admirably and heroically in their roles in World War II before the policies change regarding black service. Why do black...

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