Neglected at Home After Serving Abroad: The Story of Black Women Veterans — AAPF
Updated: Mar 7, 2019
Black women suffer disproportionately to both Black men and white women from the effects of America’s poor support of our veteran population. Black women are subjected to prolonged mistreatment while in the armed forces, and the effects of the sexual harassment/assault epidemic are felt more by Black female veterans. Upon discharge, Black women suffer a disproportionate incidence of Military Sexual Trauma, and the lack of effective resources to aid their transition to civilian status has contributed to their high presence in the homeless population.