Tag: Veterans

Memorial Day

Ohio Event Organizers Censor Former Soldier’s Memorial Day Speech About Black Slaves Honoring Fallen Soldiers After the Civil War

In an audacious display of racism and complete disregard for Black history and military history, event organizers for a Memorial Day speech in Hudson, Ohio decided to cut a former soldier’s mic when he began talking about how freed Black slaves had honored fallen soldiers following the Civil War. The…

what, diversity

What is Diversity? More Than Meets the Eye

Discussions about diversity and inclusion in businesses and institutions have been going on for decades — DiversityInc has been advocating for both since 1998. In 2020, as movements against racial injustice have demanded further reckoning, businesses across the country were challenged even more than ever to show a dedication to diversity…

9 Things to NEVER Say to Veterans

Originally published on July 7, 2016. Joining the Army after college was a no-brainer for military veteran Ryan Kules. The Arizona native always knew he wanted to serve his country, and in 2002, he got his chance. In February 2005, he was deployed to Iraq. Nine months later, Kules wound…

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Supporting & Transitioning Veterans Into Your Organization

Military lifestyle greatly differs from civilian and corporate lifestyle, but if your company prioritizes supporting and leveraging veterans, you can turn their challenges and experiences into strengths. Challenges Transitioning Veterans Face Employer bias. Some employers discriminate against veteran applicants, fearing they may have disabilities or mental illnesses that could interfere…

Rep. Jahana Hayes (D-Conn.)

Rep. Jahana Hayes Attacked in Racist Campaign Town Hall; 1 in 4 Americans Unemployed According to New Data from Axios; and More

Racist trolls interrupt Zoom town hall hosted by Jahana Hayes, Connecticut’s first Black congresswoman. “I am not OK,” wrote Rep. Jahana Hayes (D-Conn.) in a moving post describing a violent attack that took place at one of her recent campaign events. Ten minutes into the Zoom town hall for one…

Thousands of Vets Missing Out on Key Benefits; Sesame Street Tackles Racism; and More

Thousands of veterans with “less-than-honorable” discharges missing out on government benefits; facing unnecessary challenges in employment. Being dishonorably discharged from the military can wreak havoc on a veteran’s career. Whether it was the result of alcohol or drug abuse, insubordination, fighting or being LGBTQ+ or disabled (areas that were not…

Research Finds Most Americans Support Better Healthcare for Veterans, But Not Raising Taxes to Cover It

Additional reporting by Katherine Lewin The U.S. veterans’ health care system is the the largest and only publicly-funded, fully integrated system of its kind in a country that has historically struggled to provide quality healthcare to all citizens. And the current environment could negatively impact care particularly for veterans, according…