wherever there's young black male bodies, you'll usually find US military recruiters.
this year's march madness (ending tonight: go bruins!) is no exception. glued to the television throughout the madness, i have found it difficult to ignore the new crop of US army commercials. what's with the url they list at the end of each commercial?
- YOUR MISSION: FILL OUT AND SUBMIT THIS FORM.
Receive your Free Army Special Forces video in the mail.**
- ** Legal Disclaimer: Not all applicants will be eligible to receive the Special Forces video. To qualify, you must be a male between the ages of 20-30 and a U.S. citizen. Those applicants who do not qualify will be eligible to receive more information on other available Army opportunities.
btw, for those readers who also teach, i've used this article from salon - "the army be thuggin' it" by whitney joiner - to get students thinking about the intersections between race, new media, and the militarization of everyday life. extremely provocative, extremely depressing.