Discussing Racism and Prejudice in the Military: A Matter of Embracing Civility and Managing Our Biases

The murder of George Floyd at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer over the minor crime of attempting to pass a counterfeit $20 bill is the tipping point that touched off international protests in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Because BLM embodies so much to so many of us who serve, military leadership, from the Secretary of Defense through the service chains of command have rightfully taken an interest in hearing what we all have to say.