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Veterans Deserve Civil RIghts Protections Too
Our nation’s veterans are left out of the very rights they preserve by their service. This must change if Americans are genuinely concerned about veterans’ well-being and dignity. This must change if America is truly going to be the Land of Opportunity for those who served in the military.
Protecting the Civil Rights of Our Veterans and Service Members.
On May 31, 2013, the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights held a hearing that included officials from federal agencies on their enforcement of existing laws, from advocacy groups whose representatives discussed their programs, and from servicemembers themselves.
Our nation’s veterans are left out of the very rights they preserve by their service. This contradicts American sentiment expressing concern about veterans’ well-being. A misunderstanding of veterans’ experiences, have contributed to the number of veteran suicides.
If we believe that injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere, then the fact that members of our military lack basic civil rights is not simply morally compromising, it actually endangers the integrity of our social fabric as a whole. In other words, there can be no justice without GI justice.