Reclaiming History: Bishop Garrison on Racism, Recruitment, and Representation in the Military
In the wake of protests surrounding the police killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor, America’s institutions are reckoning with their roles in legacies of slavery and racism. The US military is no exception. This week, Bishop Garrison, a US Army veteran and former homeland security and defense official, joins None Of The Above to discuss this reckoning. From the renaming of Army bases named after Confederate figures to the recruitment of veterans by white nationalist organizations and the importance of diversity in the enlisted and officer ranks, Bishop delves into the moral and strategic importance of representation in America’s most vital national security institutions.
This podcast episode includes references to the Eurasia Group Foundation, now known as the Eurasia Group Institute for Global Affairs.
This post is part of None Of The Above, a podcast of IGA hosted by senior fellow Mark Hannah.