What’s In It For Us, theGrio’s weekly political podcast hosted by Dr. Christina Greer, PhD., welcomes special guest, Richard Brookshire, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Black Veterans Project.
This week on the show: Pride Month and the Pentagon. The Biden Administration is keeping a Trump-era policy which bans the flying of unofficial flags including LGBTQ flags at U.S. military installations. Our guest, Richard Brookshire, says that while of queer representation is important, there is a larger battle to be had with what currently on display at military stations across the country.
Plus, an uproar in Ohio as a U.S. veteran is literally silenced as he tries to share the true history of Memorial Day. We talk the erasure of Black American veterans and the impact of their service.
Finally, we take a look at the Black veteran facing criminal charges and up to 25 years in prison for trying to cope with his PTSD. We break down how the U.S. military sometimes fails the very people who risk their lives to secure liberty and justice for all.
With so much going on, we have to stop and take a moment to ask, “What’s In It For Us?”