Happy Veterans Day!

Many people are unaware that women of color comprise a significant percentage of the military…

“There are about 200,000 active-duty military women today, some 14 percent of the total force, according to federal data. About half of them are women of color. Women of color also now make up around a third of former service members. Of a little more than 1.7 million women veterans nationwide, about 19 percent are Black and 7 percent are Latina. Asian American, Pacific Islander, American Indian and mixed-race women each comprise up to 2 percent or less. Proportionally, people of color comprise a greater share of female veterans than of male veterans”

To read more: http://www.alternet.org/story/93254/the_trials_minority_women_face_serving_in_the_military

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