Discrimination in the Military
I have no proof of the following, so you'll have to either take my word for it or not. A friend was studying for a test in the Marines. Questions were fairly simple, with the instruction pages offering mnemonic devices to help remember.
One of them was for something like BGG. I don't remember what it stood for, but it had nothing to do with STDS. The mnemonic device was Black and Gay = Gonorrhea.
Now. As he tried to explain that he didn't write it, I tried to explain just why my jaw was on the floor and I was having a hard time breathing.
I suppose I knew the military was like that. I tried to explain that institutionalized acceptance of discrimination shocked me, of how he would feel if his body were such that he could not change his color or sexual orientation and had to see study materials like that one.
I don't know how well I did, because I had to just stop finally. I know it's not something he did, personally, but silence is acceptance.
Does anyone else know of this? Is this really how our military operates? Is this ok? I'm so mad and upset over this and haven't been able to see straight enough to formulate a reasonable, calm argument explaining my views.