Department of Veterans Affairs

Critical Race Theory in VA Vaccine Allocation: ‘Fairness Does Not Require Treating Everyone Exactly Alike’

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) used Critical Race Theory language in its plan for vaccine allocation, citing “social injustices” to justify prioritizing people based on the color of their skin, citing the “lifetime social disadvantages experienced by persons of color,” as revealed by documents obtained by Judicial Watch via an April 14, 2021, Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.

A member of the U.S. Armed Forces administers a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at a FEMA community vaccination center on March 2, 2021 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Located at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, the site is being run as a partnership between the city and the federal government. It …