Propaganda & Mass Persuasion: "I have Mingled Freely"

Thursday, February 14, 2008

"I have Mingled Freely"

This article is about a letter to the New York Age. A black soldier expresses his feelings about the mistreatment of African American soldiers by the Americans. He explains how they were not allowed to celebrate victories because they were only mistreated in return. The American people verbally and physically abused them, demeaned them as human beings, and took brutal measures to steal from them. At the end of the article he urges black soldiers to consider the elections and to vote for representatives who is against these beliefs and actions.

I found this article very interesting because he is informing the public the truth of how African American soldiers were treated during that time. Through his expression of words, one can only feel such sympathy towards these soldiers.
This article also allowed me to realize how important representation of ones country is and how important is was back then also.


Blogger A. Mattson said...

This is article is a powerful report of the occupation. Next time provide a short quote, because not everyone will have read the source material.

The brutality of the occupation described here is a stark contrast to the political speeches made about our "liberation" of the islands.

2/18/2008 10:40 PM  

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