CBS Eye on Veterans: A raw look at racism in America

Eye on Veterans
June 05, 2020 - 1:19 pm
Veterans Sherman Gillums Jr and Anthony Elder discuss racism in America

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On this episode:

CBS Eye on Veterans host Phil Briggs asks Sherman Gillums Jr and Anthony Elder about racism in America
M. Scott Mahaksey/POLITICO / AP Photo/Alex Brandon

After the death of George Floyd sparked protests and violence around the country, we asked two fellow veterans to share their thoughts on being black in America.

Their observations explain the pain that many feel and offer an unfiltered look at what is really going on.

Our guests are:

Marine Corps veteran Sherman Gillums Jr discusses racism on CBS Eye on Veterans

Sherman Gillums Jr., a Marine Corps veteran and strategy officer for AMVETS

Retired Navy Chief Anthony Elder discusses racism in America on CBS Eye on Veterans

Retired Navy Chief Anthony Elder.

Click play to hear a raw and honest discussion of this week's unforgettable events.

"This week was especially important to me. I didn't know what to do or even what to think ... but I knew I have some great friends who just happen to be black American veterans. I thank both Sherman and Anthony for being so honest with me. This conversation is something I'll be quoting for a long time."

- Phil Briggs, Host CBS Eye on Veterans

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