Thursday, August 29, 2013

Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) and the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV)

The SCV has been getting involved with the JROTC by handing out their Hunley Award. They award it irrespective of race. The SCV is not stupid. They realize giving the award to minority students gives them a public image contrary to their real selves which you can read about here at Black Commentator.

The purpose of this program was explained by the SCV as follows:

The SCV seeks to be involved in the Junior Reserve Officer’s Training Corps (JROTC). In the Nov./Dec. 2009 issue ofConfederate Veterans the SCV announces in an article that it is going to expand the awarding of the South Carolina Division SCV’s H.L. Hunley JROTC award nation wide so as to reach, as Program Chairman Trip Wilson explains, “…500,000 cadets serving in 3,500 JROTC units…” The purpose of this award is to advance the goals of the SCV as Chairman Wilson explains:
"If each year we are able to recognize 500 to 1,000 cadets nationwide and get Sons of Confederate Veterans’ compatriots into high schools presenting the awards, then there is unlimited potential the good it can do in educating our young people and changing the perception of them and their parents have of our organization." [No author, “Junior ROTC H.L. Hunley Awards Program,Confederate Veteran, Vol. 67 No. 6, Nov./Dec. 2009, pp. 52-53.]
I am not sure what my strategy will be. I can't write all the school boards, but I might write state school boards instead. I might get some civil rights groups involved. I certainly will write the military. I am may write some African American veterans organizations. I think I will just start writing and just working with events as they develop.

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