Yet, we have non-white historical reenactors, and this thread is not just about black, but Asian and Hispanic people who want to be reenacotors. So by your mindset anyone of a non-white race who wants to reenact is clearly non-educated...Why would an historically informed black man want to portray a Confederate, or even pretend to be a "typical" northern infantryman. The northern army was segregated, and any educated participant wouldn't want to imagine he was part of an outfit that historically wouldn't have accepted him.
Hmmmm black reenactors are figments of peoples imagination? And my gosh what do we do with a Asian or Hispanic person who wants to portray a union infantryman..Re-enactor's concerns about authenticity regarding black participation is purely theoretical. It is an issue you will never face, and I'd reckon the odds of your being hit by a minie ball or suffering a saber slash to be somewhat higher than encountering a black man who wants to portray a Confederate.
So do you use modern scopes with your Springfields...?I'm a shooter, and am used to women shooting both in and out of uniform. As a shooter historical authenticity and precedent are secondary concerns. We care about accuracy rather than authenticity
Not sure where you get your info on Rev war, but its a tad out of date...First, BAR is only one of several organizations and has been waning for years, British brigade and Continental line being two of the biggest with smaller ones like the BVMA doing smaller events.. The majority of the biggest events have been put on by the BB and the CL and in those events I have seen women in the firing ranks and manning artillary...If women want to participate in Revolutionary war re-enacting, they do so in gender appropriate roles, or they don't participate with the BAR.
So in summary you are saying that this whole line of thinking is moot since there are no blacks or non-whites who want to reenact and if there are they must be uneducated since they want to reenact in a unit who wouldn't wanted them 145 years ago anyway...