SOURCE: Mother Jones
by Matthew Delmont
Black servicemembers immediately understood the insulting dismissal of their contributions to the war against fascism. But their exclusion, by legislative design and administrative discrimination, from the postwar benefits white veterans enjoyed was the longer-lasting harm.
SOURCE: War on the Rocks
by Robert Levinson
Fixing the biased legacy of the GI Bill could send a powerful message and, more importantly, actually repair some of the damage caused by racism that still affects black Americans today.
SOURCE: Harvard Magazine
A Harvard Law School initiative to check predatory student lending must contend with the entanglement of federal student lending programs and for-profit education providers, which dates to the Servicemen's Readjustment Act (GI Bill of Rights) of 1944.
by Hugh Rockoff and Mark Wilson
An economist and economic historian argue that a well-planned response to the economic disruptions of the COVID-19 pandemic could result in economic recoveries like those that followed the two World Wars.
Economic historians Caroline Fohlin and Gary Richardson discuss the nature of government support for employment to preserve World War II's economic gains.
SOURCE: Washington Post
by Elizabeth Tandy Shermer
The failure to create a better social safety net has left us unprepared to deal with covid-19.
SOURCE: History Channel
June 24, 2019
by Erin Blakemore
The sweeping bill promised prosperity to veterans. So why didn’t black Americans benefit?
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