Today, I have visited World War II Museum in New Orleans. Beside the facts about the war such as which strategies, tactics and weapon were used, I found out some incredible things. Story that drew my attention was the one about the role of African American and Latin men in the War, who were citizens of United States and were more than ready to fight for their country, but, due to the racism, were not allowed. So, if you are not native American, but you love your country, you live there and you are ready to die for your country, what does your country see you as inappropriate for it? Isn`t that more than insulting?
But, the reason I am writing this story is that, no matter the fact that African American and Latin people were not good enough to fight, they accepted to serve as workers, cleaners, to do the work no one wanted. What I here have to admit is that, if I was them, I would be offended. I guess I would never accept to serve the country any longer. Despite all of the obstacles, there were African American and Latin men who turned out to be some of the biggest American heroes in World War II.
What is still unbelievable to me is that they had still respected the country, they still had the power and will to serve the country, they were still accepting all the possible ways for proving they were good enough to die for United States.
The States had, obviously, turned their back to those people, but, nevertheless, they still loved and respected their homeland. Even more than that.
My question is how can you respect someone or something that does not respect you back at all. That is even humiliating and dishonoring you.
To all of those people, bow down.