VVA: Silence Is Not an Option!

(Washington, D.C.)—Vietnam Veterans of America condemns all racism and discrimination and stands in support of a society where the rights of all Americans are truly equal under the law. Silence is not an option. In the ongoing post-Vietnam years, we were exposed to racism in its many ugly forms, unfortunately often related to interactions with the police. This led to some changes, not the least of which was the number of Black, Hispanic, Native American, and Asian-American veterans who joined America’s Police Departments. Apparently, that was not enough. Sadly, this is evident in a 2017 study by Protect Our Defenders that shows racial disparities continue in discipline within the military justice system.


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