Sailer In TakiMag On TOP GUN: MAVERICK: "The Profession Of Carrier Fighter Pilot Remains Almost 93 Percent White Male"
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From my new movie review in Taki’s Magazine:

White male aircraft carrier fighter pilots were the heroes of the 1986 hit movie Top Gun. But today, white men are the designated villains in our culture. Yet the profession of carrier fighter pilot remains almost 93 percent white male, as reported in 2018:

Data provided to from the Navy shows that of the 1,404 pilots who fly Navy F/A-18 Hornets, only 26 are black and only 71 belong to any minority. There are only 33 female Hornet pilots in the Navy, according to the demographics, and just one is non-white.

After all, what have American white men ever contributed to aviation? I mean, besides inventing it in 1903, winning the Battle of Midway, going to the moon, and achieving global air supremacy over the past half century…

How then could Tom Cruise make a sequel to his It’s Morning in America Era blockbuster without betraying either the spirit of this age or the basic human reality of naval aviation: that it’s overwhelmingly made up of guys who look like slightly homelier versions of Tom Cruise?

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