How White was the Navy SEALs Team that got Osama?

Spot the Token Black… wait, this isn’t a movie

Reading today an article about current Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick, we had to laugh, realizing he was describing in succinct detail what we call Black-Run America (BRA). He called America a “civil rights nation”: So what does Deval Patrick’s memoir tell us about how black elites think? In my opinion, it is their conception of the United States as a “civil rights nation,” as Gov. Patrick articulates it in his memoir:

Ours may be the only nation in human history not organized around a common language or religion or culture so much as a common set of civil ideals. And we have defined those ideals over time and through struggle as equality, opportunity, and fair play.

The highest pursuit in American life (whether it be civic, public, private, entertainment, etc.) is the continued desire to purge the nation of Black inequality (i.e. Black failure). That Black inequality is the fault solely of some vague concept called white privilege is the only accepted reasoning in the eyes of BRA and the history of the nation can be distilled as one of Black people overcoming the enormous impediments of white supremacy.
Prominent movies have been made canonizing Black troops in the Civil War (Glory); the contributions of Black pilots in World War 2 (The Tuskegee Airman) that would lead the viewer to believe these men were responsible for the downfall of the Third Reich; and the semi-true story of Carl Brashear in Men of Honor, who overcame bigotry and Black fear of water to become the first Black Navy Diver. Starring Cuba Gooding Jr. (who famously played Dorie Miller in 2001’s Pearl Harbor, the Black cook who did what every other member of the military did during the Japanese attack and fought back, but because he was Black became a national hero) as Brashear who, playing up the Deval Patrick version of America, overcomes bigotry and racism from a character – played by Robert De Niro – that didn’t even actually exist!
The Hollywood script writers created a white bigot character for De Niro to play, to add spice and the necessary racial provocations to make the story BRA approved.
Which brings us to story of the team of Navy SEALs killing the evil terrorist Osama Bin Laden: If a more griping, real-life, already scripted story that is tailor-made for a summer 2012 release is out there, we dare you to show us.
However, a problem remains. The view of a multicultural Special Forces unit is a concept alien to the US Military, where Real American Heroes have the unpleasant tendency to be overwhelmingly white:

It’ s a situation that hasn’ t been lost on minority members of special-operations forces.


“Those that are perceived as the most elite will have the smallest minority representation,” said Capt. Everett Greene, who recently retired as the top-ranking black officer in the Navy SEALs.


Why does it matter if a small segment of the otherwise racially diverse military has so few minority members?


It’ s the special-operations forces’ missions — all overseas, often working with foreign governments and often in secret — that make ethnic diversity a significant issue with the brass.


Top generals and admirals argue that having more minority troops would help bridge language and cultural differences that special-operations forces often encounter in foreign countries.


The dearth of minorities in the elite forces is a sign of a much larger and more serious problem facing America and its armed forces, say sociologists who specialize in the military.


In a democracy, the sociologists argue, the military should reflect of the civilian society — in economic, cultural and racial diversity.


Today the military, particularly the Army, remains one of the few settings in which blacks routinely boss whites.


Blacks, Latinos, Asians, American Indians and other minorities now make up 34 percent of the military, greater than the 28.5 percent minority representation within the general U.S. population.


But the picture is very different in elite units.

The Army Special Forces, known by distinctive green berets, has 234 African-American officers and soldiers in a force of 5,200 men. Blacks make up 4.5 percent of the Green Berets, compared with nearly 24 percent of the male soldiers in the Army.

The Navy has only 31 blacks among its 2,299 Sea-Air-Land, or SEAL, commandos, less than 2 percent of the force. African-Americans constitute nearly 17 percent of the male personnel within the Navy.

And, the Air Force’ s special-tactics groups have only eight blacks in a force of 472 men, less than 2 percent. Servicewide, about 14 percent of the Air Force’ s male personnel are African-American.


The statistics have not improved significantly in recent years, despite heightened recruiting efforts.

Thankfully tax dollars are being spent to try and find Black candidates for the Navy SEALs who aren’t afraid of water:

The Naval Special Warfare Center is embarking on new marketing and awareness campaigns to reach more minority candidates who have the best odds of becoming Navy SEALs in the hope that those efforts will diversity the commando force.


The campaign is the latest move by Naval Special Warfare Command to boost its recruitment of minorities, particularly African-Americans, to attend the Basic Underwater Demolition/SEAL course and follow-on SEAL Qualification Training and join the all-male community of special operators — one that historically has been largely white.


The campaign started Oct. 1, but much of the work is just beginning, said Rosemary Heiss, an NSW Recruiting Directorate spokeswoman in Coronado, Calif.
Naval Special Warfare Command hired three contractors for the diversity initiative, which will renew naval special warfare’s outreach to historically black colleges and universities; develop new marketing strategies that focus awareness, screening and recruiting efforts on minority communities; and develop research that identifies the traits of successful BUD/S candidates to hone recruiting.


“Each initiative has a different approach to get a candidate that we want. When you have a multifaceted approach, you start to mesh the different initiatives together to get more successful candidates,” Cmdr. Brodes Hartley, naval special warfare’s force diversity officer, said in a Navy Compass article.


Navy SEAL training is considered among the toughest in the military, with attrition rates from BUD/S average roughly 75 percent. But efforts in recent years, including an expanded recruitment effort and retooled preparatory course at the Naval Training Center in Great Lakes, Ill., are showing signs of easing attrition of potential SEAL and special warfare combatant-craft crewman candidates.


However, overall minority numbers still remain short of existing goals, and minority representation within NSW’s officer and enlisted communities remains much lower than what is reflected in the U.S. population.


Roughly 12.5 percent of the U.S. population is black, a number expected to rise to 13 percent by 2040, according to U.S. Census predictions. But only 10 percent of SEAL officers are minorities — with blacks representing 2 percent of officers — and minorities make up less than 20 percent of enlisted special warfare operators, according to a May contract solicitation for the pilot marketing and outreach program.

Look, just do what the Naval Academy and U.S. Coast Guard Academy did and lower standards already!

The real Navy SEALs look like these guys

The lamentable fact that the Special Forces are nearly all-white (as are the pilots in the Air Force and the majority of our best Officers in each branch) is a factoid that won’t dissuade Hollywood casting agents from calling Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Samuel L. Jackson (who will inevitably be cast as the commanding officer of the SEAL team), Terry Crews, and that weird Black dude from the Old Spice commercials as potential actors in the inevitable SEAL TEAM 6 film that glorifies the men who took down Osama.

Djimon Hounsou can be the African immigrant and moral compass of the SEALs team and Ice Cube would be the perfect inner-city brother who really hates to swim but joined the Navy because his dad was a janitor in the World Trade Center… “revenge mother fucker!!”
Don Cheadle can be cast as President Mein Obama with Halle Berry the perfect Michelle Obama.
Alright, that might be going a little far. Just recast Vin Diesel (who played a SEAL in The Pacifer) as the Token Black guy and then five white dudes and you’ve got a film. The fact that Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson tweeted about getting a role in the inevitable film is what got us thinking about the SEAL TEAM 6 film. You just know the inevitable photo of the team that took out Osama isn’t going to be a picture that Deval Patrick would approve of as a BRA-approved, civil rights type shot.
If it included Special Warfare Operator 1st Class David Goggins, we’d be fine with that:
One of the Navy’s elite warriors demonstrated his commitment to giving back to the local community when he paid a weeklong motivational visit to African American students at a local high school and college in Atlanta from Nov. 30 to Dec. 7.Special Warfare Operator 1st Class David Goggins, a role model for African American youth, addressed Morehouse College’s faculty and student body offering leadership strategies and tips on pushing past mental and physical limits. He also visited South West DeKalb County High School and Peachtree Ridge High School where he instructed students currently on the wrestling, swimming, and track and field teams on training exercises.The students seemed to immediately connect with Goggins’ honest and humble approach when he shared some of his experiences while serving as a SEAL.“I’m just human, and I’ve had to learn my lessons just like everyone else,” Goggins said.He shared that he had to overcome the adversity of losing his father to murder.

“Sometimes I would hear people say ‘Man, Goggins looks solid.’, but they didn’t know that I was really broken down inside,” Goggins said. “I was able to push through that because I made a decision to push through — for myself, my family and those fallen heroes. It’s amazing how if you tell yourself you’ve made a decision to finish something, your body can reset itself — the pain starts to go away.”

Among Goggins’ many physical feats is his ability to run 203 miles in 48 hours. Goggins is also no stranger to competing in “extreme” events like the Badwater 135-miler, a run routed through Death Valley. He has also competed in the Furnace Creek 508, which is a 508-mile bike race he completed in 41 hours. A testament to his endurance, Goggins said he often completed physical feats while battling injuries including broken feet, torn muscles and kidney failure.

He’s training now for the Race Across America, which will take him 3,000 miles from Oceanside, Calif., to Annapolis, Md., in less than nine days. He trains for more eight hours a day -– with three broken ribs.

The SEALs team that took out Osama didn’t look anything like the America valued by Disingenuous White Liberals and BRA bureaucrats fighting for a civil rights nation. Like most of the people who sign who to defend America, they were all-white.
The movie won’t cast them as such and you can bet Samuel L. Jackson will have a part in the film (when asked his thoughts on the terrorists and collateral damage in a Congressional hearing he can say, “Yes they deserved to die. And I hope they burn in Hell!”).
Recall the furor over Black Hawk Down, where one Token Black was cast among a sea of bad-ass white dudes amidst an endless assault of Black people in Somali (think the scene where aliens keep assaulting the marines in Aliens). When you think about, Black Hawk Down could have been made about Hurricane Katrina or the LA riots of 1992.
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Despite all the nonsense of America being a “civil rights nation” and the terrifying power of Black-Run America, white people still love this country and fight for it. Superman might turn their back on this nation, but is that necessarily a bad thing?
Remember, Hollywood is putting out a Captain America in July where a reluctant Steve Rogers becomes the super-soldier (is he a secret member of the American First Committee?):

Read it and weep you suckers who thought Hollywood might give us this one. But at the same time, don’t forget to thank Johnston for disappointing us before we spent the ten bucks:


“We’re sort of putting a slightly different spin on Steve Rogers,” said Joe Johnston, whose past directing credits include “Jurassic Park III” and “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids. “He’s a guy that wants to serve his country but he’s not a flag-waver. We’re reinterpretating sort of what the comic book version of Steve Rogers was.” …


“He wants to serve his country, but he’s not this sort of jingoistic American flag-waver,” Johnston said. “He’s just a good person. We make a point of that in the script: Don’t change who you are once you go from Steve Rogers to this super-soldier, you have to stay who you are inside, that’s really what’s important more than your strength and everything. It’ll be interesting and fun to put a different spin on the character and one that the fans are really going to appreciate.” …


Much, much more predictable heartbreak below the fold:
For Johnston, the imperative is artistic one, not a commercial one. He wants a character that’s more complicated than a flag and a movie that entertains without borders.


“Yeah and it’s also the idea that this is not about America so much as it is about the spirit of doing the right thing,” the director said. “It’s an international cast and an international story. It’s about what makes America great and what make the rest of the world great too.”

Somehow, these two will be cast in Seal Team 6: The Osama Mission

An unenthusiastic Captain America, averse to fighting for the red, white and blue? What, was he mad that the military was segregated during World War II? Don’t worry, his special forces unit has a Black guy to ensure that the “civil rights” mission of American history in cinema remains in place:

When it was recently announced that Derek Luke had a role in the upcoming Marvel film, ‘Captain America: First Avenger,’ many fans and websites were curious as to which character the 36 year-old New Jersey native would play since the studio hadn’t mentioned it in numerous press releases on the film.


Luke will be playing one of Nick Fury’s Howling Commando’s, Gabe Jones, stated BlackFilm.com. Jones is remembered in the Marvel universe as a fierce fighter who always carried his trumpet into battle.


Other roles Luke was speculated for were a young Nick Fury, Fury’s father Jack or Captain America’s Avengers’ partner Falcon.


As the first African-American to serve in an integrated unit, Jones is one of the close confidantes to Sergeant Nick Fury, who would later become the head of the organization S.H.I.E.L.D. Jones would later join him as an agent.

Let’s get real for a second. Those members of SEALs Team 6 represent real-life Captain America’s, as do all members of the United States Special Forces Units. They aren’t joining the military just for a job (think Alvin Greene), but they join because they love this country, have a desire to push themselves to the edge of physicality and go back for more and probably just want to kill some evil sons-of-a-bitches.
We at SBPDL support the United States military and ask any member of the armed forces reading this site to remember that America is much more than some “civil rights” concept. We already know “diversity” is all that the military brass who bow before BRA value, but the men who do the actual fighting aren’t in it for the betterment of “civil rights” or BRA.
They still believe this country stands for something and the majority of people who proudly wave the flag do as well. It ain’t “civil rights”…
So who do you think should be cast in the inevitable SEALs Team 6 film? Trust us: Three or four minority actors will get parts in it, when the SEALs unit probably looked something like this. Wait, they already made a movie about Navy SEALs with a token Black guy?
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26 Responses to How White was the Navy SEALs Team that got Osama?

  1. Neha says:

    It is like a Hollywood scary movie. You create a killing machine to suit your needs and it turns berserk, causes all round damage and destruction, turn against the very creator and at last it has to be snuffed out. Bin laden was created by US of A to fight against the Russians in Afghanistan. Rest is history.

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  3. Luke says:

    The fact is that you just don’t have that many black people wanting to join elite groups like this. Perhaps you should study why that is first!

  4. JOHNNY DOE says:

    Hi racistt desk-molester. Watch the documentaries on the mission which
    Black Hawk Down depicts, and you’ll see that “token” black RANGER who was there in real life. The black NAVY SEAL who was one of the 30-31 SEALS who died during a rescue operation did not need to read your pathetic little article. You try to sound like an authority, but you are clearly a racist joke. How hard is it to Google the list of SEALS who just died and see for yourself. You dishonor his memory and all true warriors with your B.S. I hope you see his ghost in your dreams. GET A LIFE. That SEAL got his diploma in high school in a wheelchair due to a football injury & still became a SEAL. He already had a purple heart from a previous mission when he died with his SEAL brothers. You make good points about Hollywood B.S., but get your facts straight. Could that purple heart be from the Bin Laden mission. YOU DON’T. KNOW BECAUSE YOU DON’T NEED TO KNOW. STOP YOUR RACIST SPECULATION &CONJECTURE.GETALIFE BEFORE A REAL BLACK NAVY SEALS GHOST HAUNTS YOU.

  5. phoongdan says:

    Are these the same guys that got shot down in the helicopter? ;)

  6. ignatius tsuro says:

    Get a few guys with your attitude in the right places in the specops community and not many blacks will make the grade.

  7. Black Emperor says:

    They said the same thing in just about every sport until Blacks started to take interest. Now look at every sport. Count your blessings, if Blacks aren’t more representative in Special Forces, it’s not for lack of physical or mental steal, it’s because they’re not interested in fighting that hard for a racist country. Believe me, once Blacks take an interest, Special Forces will look more like the NBA.

    We have a Black President (when every other president was white) and we’re just getting started.
    Stuff White People Don’t Like 10.0

    • Robevilla says:

      Yeah that’s great but he is a horrible president, he makes it worse for everyone by raising taxes and helping poor people only helping them because mostly all black people in America are poor sure makes everything worse on everyone including blacks , and the reason for blacks being poor is that they hate school and work so they find their selves at a low paying job, somewhere they might have ended up with a better paying job but quit or got fired because too much work or gets lazy and works to slow, good lucking having success in your race when most of them are lazy, hate school, and have no class, listening to hip-hop or other black artist doesn’t help, especially when they use their ghetto slangs, style and words. Sure that’s why blacks came to America. If blacks don’t have an interest in working in the armed forces because they think everyone out they’re is against them because of their race than they are wrong and truly the racist ones, if people don’t like you it’s not your color it’s your attitude it’s negative, lazy, criminal, complaining that people don’t like and blacks are the ones who are like this, And my sister is in the Armed Forces you see black people in the army but just like every other black person they quit their job or get fired because it’s too much work or is just plain lazy no matter where they work, don’t get fooled by TV that’s bullshit and everyone knows that watching blacks with class is like watching Planet of the Apes you wished they could be like that but it’s not reality. I don’t hate blacks for their skin color and never think of them as what I just wrote but once I met them and see how the are at work this is one of the truest statements you will find on the web it’s not racist it’s more of a fact than anything else.

    • Bardon says:

      Don’t make me laugh. Out of 50-100 sports, Blacks are prominent in ca. 5-10. As far as Armed forces go, they lack coordination, controlled aggression & multitasking capabilities necessary for such endeavors.

      Does anyone think that truly great battles, like Verdun or Somme in WW1 or Stalingrad or Kursk could be fought with majority Black forces on either side ? Stop joking, it’s not even funny.

    • eggzackly! ( mispelled on purpose.)when black kids learn how to swim, the navy SEALS, and SF, will go they same way the Baseball, football, and most weight divisions of boxing went…almost totally black.as a former green beret light and heavy weapons leader ( crossed trained in demolitions) during the vietnam era, i can honestly say that is why things are the way they are.the hard training, at camp mcall north carolina still hurts me all these years later…and i had already served 25 months in vietnam with the 173rd and an assault helicopter unit, and truly believed i was the baddest of the baddest, but running through those snake infested swamps, with tree limbs smacking me in the face, carring a BAR, (barrel included) for 49 miles all night long, looking for barrels with numbers on them almost broke me.but just like vietnam, the hardest thing was the racism. we blacks (hebrew israelites) dedicate 40 percent of our brains to dealing with racism, or we would be supermen.like we were in the bible. reand about the feats of jonathan, king david,abner, benaia, the 10 might men, jehoachim, jehu, jehosahfat, ahab. these mother f—-s teethed on wooden swords and grew up chopping people up a, drove chariots at brakeneck speads, and were proficient with powerful bows and weren t afraid of nothing and nobody.they decimated king Og and the giants and everyone knows how david effed up goliath s big ass .

  8. Navy Doc says:

    I’m a black naval officer, and I know a few blacks that have interest in special forces, but oddly two of the four are in the Army. I’m not a 100% sure why that is. One guy I work with wants to be a seal, and he is bright and extremely fit. The last is an airman who is one of the most dedicated person I’ve ever seen. In the end, I think all will be successful in getting the special forces assignments they want with the emphasis on “want.” I’m a firm believer that if you want something bad enough, you will get it even in the face of discrimination and prejudice that may or may not be in your way. In time, I think the numbers will improve as recruiting efforts improve and education gaps that seem to be widening stop and begin to close. Until the latter occurs, the former has less chance of improving dramatically.

    • Robevilla says:

      Could not agree with you more but that rap hip hop music isn’t helping anyone, especially with their ghetto slangs, style and attitude if we want to see more classy black folks we need to see more classy influences instead of ghetto influences

  9. ML says:

    fellas, from an outsider’s perspective- can you say that SOF is actually changing with the representation of minorities in their ranks ? As with the active Navy outreaches into inner city areas to promote the SEALs as a good option for minority youth- plus have any of you guys read ROUGHNECK 391 by Frank Antenori ? He was the team sgt of the main ODA from 3rd SFG involved at the Battle of Debecka Pass (March 03), his team leader was a black guy- Capt Eric Wright- plus there was another black guy on that ODA, and the pics in that book of the other ODAs also depict other black Green Berets in these teams

  10. Airmen 1st Class Santos says:

    It’s definitely not a physical or a mental weakness that keeps African Americans from being in SF, I would say its just a discipline problem. Black people are far superior to white people as far as push ups, running, anything physical really. They just lack what it takes to get to such an elite level. Becoming SF is more than just running and swimming good, it takes humility and diligence.

  11. Flamethrowing fish says:

    Samoans and Pacific Islanders are the most over represented race in the Navy SEALS. They are at least 3 times more represented on SEAL teams than their share of the population.

  12. Robevilla says:

    Well this is reality not fiction, In reality black people don’t have class, they are also lazy and have no desire to work. You might see classy black people on TV and it gets to black people’s head that they have class and it makes up for the people who think all black people aren’t ghetto but it’s a fiction story and is nothing close to true. My sister is in the military and one thing that is realized that black people are in the military but all of them get fired because they are lazy and refuse to work, does that make me racist or us? NO, it’s a fact, if your black and hate what I wrote than you need to open your eyes and see why blacks are unemployed, not cause of their race but because they refuse to work and if they do they are really slow in work they stay at a really slow pace while everyone works like 5x faster and harder and when you ask them to do something they’ll refuse to do it and say it’s too much work or I need a raise. You might say something like your a fast worker or you know someone who is a hard worker and they are black but have you seen them work? Are you exaggerating to protect your race of disgrace or might even say I’m ignorant, is that the only word you black people know? Again not a classy word.

  13. jay says:

    you talk of black hawk down as if u know what really happened. the seals failed & thats why kenyan forces are there fighting. get your facts right u racist fuck.

  14. DB says:

    This is a response for all the racist guys that commented on here especially Robevilla. Do you personally know all the African Americans in the Unite States or any of you? To make a statement that they are all unemployed, ghetto, lazy and don’t work hard. That’s not a fact that’s your IGNORANT opinion. You stated a few times that your sister is in the Armed Forces so I can assume you are not and you probably never was in the military. So I guess that’s hearsay right more rumors congratulation to you and your kind (Racist people of any nationality) I also wonder, for you to make a statement like that, where do you work? I know for a fact, yes I said a FACT that all African Americans are not the way you perceive them to be. I believe you fear African Americans because of how you feel. And what you fear you try to destroy, harass, molest, kill and make false accusations. Remind me of a man that did the same thing in Germany hmm. So get the facts first before you spread lies to injure a group if people. Fortunately I was in the military and I served with all types of people and I had a wonderful time. Trust me when I say this , my job was extremely important. Important enough to have grown men up at night wondering when we were coming for them. There are African Americans that just rather not go into Spec Ops is that a bad thing? No, it’s not but trust me when you have s person that’s determined to do so they often do. I think I’ve wasted enough of my time with you. I normally don’t respond to IGNORANT statements like this but I had to. This article is racist and some of you are racist. The only thing I agree with is Hollywood’s portrayal of real life events. You shouldn’t trust Hollywood do the research on your own it’s available. Well I’m going to end this by saying you indeed are racist and I hope you find what you’re in search of in life. Remember the Lord Jesus Christ loves you and He would love for you to accept his free gift of salvation. If you would like to know where you will go after you die I can help. May God work in you life to become closer to him.

    God bless.

  15. s says:

    If black people could swim, there would be more black navy seals

  16. Quis says:

    Screw your article, I’m a young Black-American training to join the SWCC (Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewmen) you or your racist friends don’t stop any show. Just shows how ignorant people still are. I gave up a dream to play in the NFL to do this (anybody can run a football) I wanna be a part of a brotherhood that’s going to mean something in the long run. Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends (John 15:13).

  17. i stopped reading this article when they claim that the seals actually killed 0sama

  18. Ranger Rick says:

    My experience is as an Army Ranger and I assume the experience is similar among the other services Special Operations units. Our pipeline was Basic then Advanced Infantry Training. Those that wanted to be Rangers, then had to graduate from Airborne School. Then it was on to Ranger Selection. There were quite a few black guys who wanted to go Ranger. They like myself breezed through Basic, Advanced Infantry and Airborne School and the first part of Ranger Selection. THEN came the Combat Water Survival Test and we lost probably 98% of the Black guys. It wasn’t really that hard for me, but I was a Lifeguard in HS and Captain of our Swim Team not to mention growing up with my Grandparents having a place on a lake. But if you weren’t confident in the water with your uniform and gear on and holding a weapon out of the water with one hand, while moving along with the other arm and your legs, you would struggle mightily and many would panic and fail the test. You were given several shots at it, but if you couldn’t do it you couldn’t do it. No different than making tough runs and road marches.

    From my perspective, there was no insidious plot to prevent blacks from making it through. It was, were you capable of doing what was required or not. We had 164 guys start selection and 42 made it. Mostly it was whites who started anyway and many of them failed to meet the standard as well. It wasn’t because they were Irish or English or Italian, it was because they couldn’t complete the required criteria. I can tell you for a fact that you need to be comfortable in the water if you want to be a Ranger. We had a guy die in training because he parachuted into the Chattahoochee River with a ruck sack and weapon pulling him down and he WAS a strong swimmer. There is an operational need to be a strong swimmer. Now SEAL’s main mission is Waterborne Operations, so the swimming portion of their selection is many times harder than our requirements were. Multi-mile ocean swims, etc. If you are not a very very strong swimmer, you will not make it through BUD/S. Period.

    Now taking all stereotypes out of the equation, let’s face it Blacks have less body fat and denser bones, so it is easier for the average white guy to float than the average black guy. Just a biological fact. Now we move to the reality of social environment. Many blacks come from the big city. There are pools available to them, but many of their parents were not comfortable with the water, and so they instilled fear of it to their kids. I don’t know any swim clubs that exclude you because you aren’t white, but there just aren’t a lot of black kids that signed up for whatever reason. I think every child should learn to swim, it’s a skill that if you don’t have, it can kill you if you fall out of a boat, or fall through the ice. I think it would be great if more inner city kids joined swim clubs. But whites can’t make that happen, it has to come from parents who go, ok let’s get you signed up. I can tell you that just like anything, if you are committed, you can succeed at anything anyone else can, to a point. IE I don’t think many whites are going to be winning any Olympic 100M dash competitions. But when you get to Olympic swimming, or Hockey it’s a different story. I think most of that is more the social environment thing, but JMO. The pool of black kids that want to be great swimmers just isn’t that high. No fault or conspiracy, just the way it is based on environment and upbringing. One of the best swimmers in our division, was a black guy. He was freaking dominant, and a terrific guy. It can be done if you want it bad enough to overcome. It’s the same with Special Operations.

    I had three black guys in my Ranger Platoon. One was my roommate and the other two were in my Squad. One was on my 6 man team. I can assure you he was my brother and I his because of the beret on our heads and the Scroll on our shoulder. I’d take a bullet for him and he’d do the same for me. We were different, yet the same and he was treated no different by the unit. My 1SGT, the highest ranking enlisted man in the Company of 150 guys was 230 pounds of black ass whoop. He commanded respect from everyone and he got it. The bell never rang to go to combat when I served, but I would have been honored to follow that man into battle, not because of the color of his skin, but because he was a fantastic leader that motivated us to live a very difficult way of life.

    So like I said, there is no conspiracy in the Special Ops community to keep it white because they are the “elite.” You either meet the necessary standards of these units, or you don’t. It is serious business and there is no time for letting guys who can’t meet the standards through because of racial equality or anything else. To me true equality is everyone knowing they are measured on their performance period. We knew the guys around us who were Black, Hispanic, Asian, white or anything else were the real deal, because we weren’t handed anything to meet some arbitrary number of guys who “needed” to be handed our beret. Everyone in the unit EARNED their way in via the exact same standards. Standards developed by combat veterans, who knew exactly what it took for our unit to not only survive, but win in the worst environments imaginable. In the Olympics I want to see the fastest Americans our country can deliver to run the 100M dash. It would be foolish to demand that the American coach have at least one white man on the team for that event, because it’s not “fair” to have an all black team. The same standard holds true in elite combat units. You want the best to make it, via the necessary standards regardless of color or anything else.

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