[Marxism] A WW2 mutiny: black GIs in Townsville, Australia

Andrew Battle andrew.battle at gmail.com
Sat Feb 11 07:35:18 MST 2012


Fascinating - there is a whole history to be written of racial strife on
stateside military bases during WWII, especially if more sources like this
become available. A related phenomenon is racialized crime panics - there
was a big rape scare (if I remember correctly) at Fox Hills base in Staten
Island during 1944-5, at the same time that the "mugging" panic gripped the
city's mainstream press - a phenomenon whereby Harlem was declared a no-go
zone for whites (literally by the US armed forces).

Unfortunately the article cuts off for a paywall about two paragraphs in.



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