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11-08-2017, 11:44 PM
"A black student wrote those racist messages that shook the Air Force Academy, school says......"


`Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria, superintendent of the U.S. Air Force Academy, spoke to cadets and cadet candidates on Sept. 28 after racial slurs were written on the dormitory message boards of five black cadets at the academy’s preparatory school. (USAFAOfficial/YouTube)`

`In late September, five black cadet candidates found racial slurs scrawled on message boards on their doors at the U.S. Air Force Academy Preparatory School. One candidate found the words “go home n‑‑‑‑‑‑” written outside his room, his mother posted on social media, according to the Air Force Times (https://www.airforcetimes.com/news/your-air-force/2017/09/28/racial-slurs-written-on-dorm-room-boards-of-black-air-force-academy-cadet-candidates/).`

The racist messages roiled the academy in Colorado Springs and prompted the school to launch an investigation. They led its superintendent to deliver a stern speech that decried the “horrible language” and drew national attention for its eloquence.`

>>> But on Tuesday, the school made a jolting announcement. The person responsible for the racist messages, the academy said, was, in fact, one of the cadet candidates who reported being targeted by them.
“The individual admitted responsibility and this was validated by the investigation,” academy spokesman Lt. Col. Allen Herritage said in a statement to the Associated Press, adding: “Racism has no place at the academy, in any shape or form.”
The cadet candidate accused of crafting the messages was not identified, but the Colorado Springs Gazette (http://gazette.com/air-force-academy-finds-cadet-candidate-responsible-for-racist-messages/article/1614770) reported that the individual is no longer enrolled at the school. Sources also told the Gazette the cadet candidate “committed the act in a bizarre bid to get out of trouble he faced at the school for other misconduct,” the newspaper reported."


11-09-2017, 01:38 PM
I was actually surprised at the time the apparently didn't happen incident was reported. The military has been racism-crazy since the 60s. The Air Force more specifically is less tolerant of it than the other branches that are 100% intolerant of it. They'll flat toss you on your ass and burn it for what they can on your way out.

Granted, it;s going to exist. It already exists institutionally with minority promotion quotas. But it has no real place in the military. Glad they busted this jackass. Let's see if he gets the same attention from the media had they busted some white guy for doing it.