The struggle continues for female veterans, more so for minority women vets

The Bellingham Herald

Cortni Alexander, a student at Western Washington University and a veteran who served in the Navy for four years, experienced difficulties while in the military due to the combination of her race and gender.

When Alexander and her best friend, who is also black, made rank after passing a difficult test called the Physical Readiness Test, an issue developed with their peers not willing to respect the rank they made because they were all relatively the same age.

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Monday, December 5, 2016 - 9:52am