This research examines minority representation within the military, as well as analyzing racial bias incidents and institutional racism within the system. The study found that minority service members deployed in discriminatory environments were at an increased risk for post-traumatic stress disorder, and that new policies should review systems for filing racial discrimination complaints. For future research in this field, studies should include more research to identify the means by which discrimination occurs and might be reduced.
Burk, J., & Espinoza, E. (2012). Race relations within the US military. Annual Review of Sociology, 38, 401–422. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-soc-071811-145501
Military and Veterans Studies | Public Affairs, Public Policy and Public Administration | Race and Ethnicity | Social and Behavioral Sciences
Race, All-volunteer force, Discrimination, Institutional racism, Military service, Moral contract, Racial disparities
Military service, Voluntary; Discrimination; Racism; Soldiers
Government and Community Services
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University
Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, "Research Brief: "Race Relations within the US Military"" (2016). Institute for Veterans and Military Families. 367.
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