Where have all the black soldiers gone?

Reply Sun 22 Oct, 2006 08:24 am
Re: Where have all the black soldiers gone?
Thomas wrote:
Walter Hinteler wrote:
African-Americans written out of Pacific war in Clint Eastwood's new film, veterans say:
"We're always left out of the films, from John Wayne on."
"They didn't want blacks to be heroes. This was pre-1945, pre-civil rights."

Not just war movies, Westerns too. I remember an old article in National Geographic describing the Old West. One point they made was that a third of the Cowboys were black, and an even greater share of the railroad workers were Chinese. You never see those in the movies.

I remember westerns with the Chinese railroad workers...they were always being tormented and killed and such by the baddies, and the goodies would save them.
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