Equality has been expounded upon by high-ranking military leaders since segregation was eliminated and the equal opportunity program was enacted ensuring that all military personnel were viewed and treated equally without prejudice. However, anti-blackness is a crisis for Black men and women who don the uniform at military academic institutions of higher education which has illustrated a sense of impartiality for Black cadets. Military colorblindness, the belief that dismisses racism in the military, is frequently used by white men in the top ranks because these leaders do not see racism as a problem. Military colorblindness only intensifies specific challenges that Black cadets and future Soldier’s face in an organization whose entire framework was built on white supremacy.
Boyd, K. (2021). Put Them in Boots: Antiblackness in Military Higher Education at the United States Military Academy West Point. The Vermont Connection, 42(1). https://scholarworks.uvm.edu/tvc/vol42/iss1/5