U.S. Army recruits through bonuses

In the past 12 months, the U.S. Army recruitment numbers have been at one of the lowest points.

On Monday, The Army Secretary Noel Harvey Education and vice chief of staff, Gen. Richard Cody, decided to use looser Defense Department rules that permit the army to recruit more high school students and those who score low on mental-qualification tests.

For all the high school dropouts, Bush is recruiting high school dropouts for the next war.

According to blackvoices.com, the army has a recruitment shortfall from 8,000 to 6,000 soldiers in the past year.

In order to lure individuals to the military, signing bonuses have been raised from $20,000 to $40,000. And to make matters worse, the Army has boosted the advertising spending limit to $130 million.

We, the staff of The Famuan, are advocates for education; however, if someone wants to drop out of school, they should not be forced to enlist in the U.S. Army.

Although statistics show that the dropouts are the target market, everyone should be a target for the Army’s messages.

Seeing that African-Americans have the highest high school dropout rate in America, this is a way for Bush to have another hold over the African-American community.

We, as African-Americans, should want more out of life and our children’s lives.

African-Americans, let’s rise up against adversity and let’s not be the minority because we have the voices to be the majority.