shaping the socioeconomic and political landscape of America for the coming years. Although the bill was able to improve the lives of the veterans regardless of gender and race and gender, it was very easy for some individuals to collect more than others. In some instances, the benefits were given to all-white veterans at the local and state level. There were gender and racial discrimination. Women and African Americans struggled a lot so that they would receive loans and get higher education. In the Southern states, veterans were steered to unskilled jobs instead of attending colleges ( Gaston, 2014). The discrimination was not only found in education, but it was found in the local banks who had refused to grant loans to African Americans. They were denied government loans to purchase homes. African Americans were prohibited to settle in the Suburban neighborhoods. As a result, they remained in the cities while the whites remained in the suburbs.
REFLECTION 3 There are several steps colleges and universities should take to ensure veterans have had success in higher education. Colleges should create a culture of connectedness, coordinate and centralize campus efforts to all the veterans and implement an early alert system. Colleges should also develop systems that enhance the sustainability of effective practices. A campus can also ensure veterans have received a thorough introduction thought an orientation ( Gaston, 2014).
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- Brett Gordon