But what it does do is show how the U.S. ransacked a nation it was supposed to be rescuing,then blamed the mayhem on soldiers it put in a position to do harm,and then sacrificed a few black soldiers to the outrage of public opinion to cover up the sexual molestation of a whole country.
“they sacrificed blacks to appease the French [. . .] Accusations of violence against black GIs gave French civilians the illusion of control.”
“how vital sex was to the maintenance of white supremacy.”“By making rape at every level a “Negro” problem rather than an “American” problem, the U.S. military engaged in racial scapegoating to deflect the impact of GI violence.”