Coast Guard Under Fire For Lack Of Diversity, Seeks Out Blacks

by Jonah Bennett

The Coast Guard is desperately trying to correct its demographic makeup after coming under fire due to lack of diversity, by reaching out to a university to increase its number of black servicemembers.

Plans are in the works to send more servicemembers to Elizabeth City State University in North Carolina and to develop a closer relationship with the military affairs officer at the institution, which is historically black, The Virginian-Pilot reports.

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