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A Black former Tennessee Guardsman claims his fellow soldiers called him a racial epithet like it ‘was my name’
"I know I'm not the only one, so why don't nobody care?"
Diversity is about saving Marines’ lives, not political correctness, commandant says
The Marine Corps needs to become more diverse in order to save Marines’ lives, Corps Commandant Gen. David Berger said on Wednesday
US service members battling racism in the ranks report a high barrier to justice
Data obtained by Reuters show that service members rarely file formal equal opportunity complaints when compared to their civilian employee counterparts within the Defense Department. Why?
‘You’re disgusting’ — Biracial military family welcomed to Kansas City with racist taunts
Jamari Roland, is a 37-year-old U.S. Army veteran, originally from Los Angeles, who works for the State Department. A special agent to the Bureau of Diplomatic Security, he’s here for...
The Air Force asked service members for feedback on racial injustice. The response was overwhelming
When the U.S. Air Force introduced a new survey earlier this month that asked airmen to describe racial injustice or bias they'd witnessed or experienced during their careers, leaders figured...
Army four-star general: talking about racial injustice was like learning ‘a new language’ for the military
"In my opinion, I've been doing this for 38 years, the topic of race in the military has been considered taboo, something we just don't talk about"
Here’s what it’s like to put up with ‘just joking’ racism in the military
"Racists don’t think they’re being racist. In fact, when they’re being racist, they often play it off as a joke."
DoD is eliminating promotion photos and ordering services to review hairstyle regulations in fight against racism
Defense Secretary Mark Esper has announced a series of steps he is taking immediately to combat racism in the ranks
‘Sailors using the N-word’ — Navy leaders hear painful cases of racism amid crackdown on discrimination
Chief of Naval Operations Adm. Mike Gilday directed the Navy to stand up a group to examine service policies amid the national conversations about race and discrimination
Congress to convene hearing on handling of race-based allegations at the Coast Guard Academy
The heads of the two committees convening the July 16 hearing said the commandant of the Coast Guard, Rear Arm. Karl Schultz, has refused to testify
Black West Point cadets say they were called the N-word and ‘shunned’ for reporting discrimination
"I was told that I was going to rob someone because I was Black. A student made a noose and put it on his Black roommate's desk as a joke."
Remember that guy who went on a racist tirade in Florida? Well, he’s a Navy SEAL poser, too
“He’s a narcissist,” his daughter said. “He just has to be the center of attention.”
Army removes indicators of race and gender in soldier promotions in an effort to fight bias
An Army experiment found that when photos were eliminated from promotion packets, 'The outcomes for minorities and women improved.'
I never truly contemplated ‘white privilege.’ Then I saw a black man killed for doing the same thing I had done
At the end of the day, privilege manifests in many ways in my life, but the main one is that I have the benefit of the doubt in virtually every...
Trump threatens prison for protesters who topple historical monuments
President Donald Trump on Tuesday said he will issue an executive order regarding U.S. historical monuments, as the movement to remove memorials that activists consider racist gains momentum, part of...
Naval Academy rescinds offer of appointment for Maryland student who wrote racist messages
The Naval Academy has rescinded an offer of appointment to a Maryland student after the institution was notified of racist messages the student made
‘Enough is enough’—Former VA employee and Navy vet alleges racial discrimination
"The humiliation, the name calling, the degrading things that have been done to us — enough is enough.”
In an unusual step, US Forces Korea permits protests on bases
U.S. service members are exercising their rights as citizens to free speech and assembly on military bases with the approval of Army Gen. Robert B. "Abe" Abrams, commander of U.S....
Naval Academy opens investigation into racist tweets from midshipman’s account
The Naval Academy has initiated an investigation into racist tweets made by an account identified as a midshipman 1st class
Top Army general in Korea issues ban on Confederate flag
"Regardless of perspective, one thing is clear: it has the power to inflame feelings of racial division. We cannot have that division among us."
Defying Trump, Republican-led Senate panel backs stripping Confederate names from military bases
"If you want to continue to name forts after soldiers, there have been a lot of great soldiers who have come along since the Civil War."
‘Give me a chance to be seen’ — Navy vet-turned-police officer shares his struggle of being black in America
"When I see you, I see the fear in your eyes because of how the media portrays us all to be."
The Air Force Inspector General is finally investigating how racial injustice hurts African-American airmen
The Air Force inspector general’s review was announced on the same day the Senate confirmed Gen. Charles Q. Brown as the Air Force’s first African-American chief of staff.
The deafening silence of veteran service organizations on Black Lives Matter
"This is not a partisan political issue. This is a human issue"