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Number of blacks in the military plunges.

By Amanda Terkel

"Number of blacks in the military plunges."

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“The number of blacks joining the military has plunged by more than one-third since the Afghanistan and Iraq wars began. … According to Pentagon data, there were nearly 51,500 new black recruits for active duty and reserves in 2001. That number fell to less than 32,000 in 2006, a 38 percent decline.”

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