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U.S. Military Confronts Its Own Racial Reckoning

Dean Emeritus Admiral James Stavridis discusses racism in the military with WBUR.

The U.S. military is one of the many institutions facing the nation's reckoning on racial injustice.

James Stavridis, retired Navy admiral and former NATO supreme allied commander, says it’s time for all branches of the military to rename bases that honor Confederate officers and ban public displays of the Confederate flag.

“I think the services are paying attention to this issue,” he says. “But we still have instances of racism. We still have pockets of concern around the military. We're gonna be working at it like everybody else for a long time to come.”

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