The Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., flanked by student protesters, tours the encampment outside the Armour J. Blackburn University Center at Howard University in D.C. on Oct. 31. (Shantella Y. Sherman/The Washington Informer)
The Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., flanked by student protesters, tours the encampment outside the Armour J. Blackburn University Center at Howard University in D.C. on Oct. 31. (Shantella Y. Sherman/The Washington Informer)

Respect to the Rev. Jesse Jackson for joining the student protests at Howard. It’s a good thing for the older generations and the young to come together. But since Jackson’s fall, I think his support will be best at home.

Greg McDaniels
Washington, D.C.

A Place in the Military for Blacks

To answer your question: Are the armed forces still a viable career option for Blacks? The short answer is yes. However, a plan, strategy and goal are essential as with any career path. Also, risk over reward has to be assessed. Some people have to weigh whether they can deal with the dark side of “protecting” the United States by any means because ultimately, that’s the job.

Julius Fleming
Washington, D.C.

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This correspondent is a guest contributor to The Washington Informer.

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