Race Rumblings at McClellan

Butting up against the heel of the Appalachian Mountains near Anniston, Ala., Fort McClellan appears to be the most placid of military bases. It is pastorally appointed with sweeping greensward, tall stands of shortleaf pine and pleasing arrangements of whitewashed command buildings fronted by old-fashioned verandas. It is a small post, with slightly more than 5,000 people. But McClellan is unique in that 2,000 of those are WACs; it is the largest WAC base in the world. What is more, 20% of the WACs are black. More than any other single factor, that...

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