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Lawsuit says VA isn't doing enough to address racial disparities in veterans' benefits

Vietnam veteran Conley Monk Jr. teamed up with the veterans legal clinic at Yale Law School on a federal suit alleging racial discrimination in VA claims. (Courtesy of Conley Monk Jr.)  
Vietnam veteran Conley Monk Jr. teamed up with the veterans legal clinic at Yale Law School on a federal suit alleging racial discrimination in VA claims. (Courtesy of Conley Monk Jr.)  

A federal lawsuit alleges the Department of Veterans Affairs has a long history of racial bias in its benefits and claims decisions. The agency acknowledges that Black veterans traditionally have been less likely to qualify for benefits.

Desiree D’Iorio reports for the American Homefront Project.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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