A few weeks after Kanye West told a TMZ audience that 400 years of slavery “sounds like a choice,” recently retired NBA legend Kobe Bryant was asked about the rapper’s comments by one of the 300 high school students on hand at WE RISE.
REBECCA: I'd like to thank Sen. Duckworth for her service and sacrifice. I'd like to thank all Active Duty and Veterans. As someone who volunteered for the Army, in the mid 70's, and who's husband volunteered, we know what duty and sacrifice mean. But, I also want to point out that about 50% of men who were eligible for the draft in the Viet Nam era got some kind of diversion. Either educational (like Trump and Bill Clinton did a couple of times), or family hardship or medical. While most of those men did not become President or even hold any kind of political office, it was very common to get a diversion and not serve in the military.