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Thread: At Air Force Academy, Black Students Told to " Go Home’ subjected to racial slurs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bajisima View Post
    Have only had limited contact with anybody from the AF academy but they certainly came out overtly religious and far rightwing. Don't know if that's just anecdotal or a trend.
    there was this one story out there about a very abusive chaplain. I read about it a while back. The guy was really "in your face" about Christianity. It was towards the end of the Obama administration. But, it had been going on for some time. Lot's of complaints. But he was still there. I'll try to find it.
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    Suspect the incident will be investigated to a conclusion. Needs to be. Am curious to hear that outcome.

    Are the "message boards" being referenced physical ones or online? Anybody know?
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    Quote Originally Posted by pragmatic View Post
    Suspect the incident will be investigated to a conclusion. Needs to be. Am curious to hear that outcome.

    Are the "message boards" being referenced physical ones or online? Anybody know?
    someone is going to get kicked to the curb.
    No doubt.

    These kinds of investigations are usually pretty thorough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the watchman View Post
    the military was where I was pretty much introduced to racism. But, that was a long time ago. And , in fairness, not everyone was ok with it.
    How was it possible that a long time you made to adulthood without witnessing or being a victim of racism in America?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Libertine View Post
    How was it possible that a long time you made to adulthood without witnessing or being a victim of racism in America?
    that's not what I said. But, why would it be such a strange thing for someone not to have wintessed or been a victim of racism?

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    The U.S. Air Force Academy is currently investigating an incident of racial slurs written on the dormitory message boards of five black cadets at the Air Force Academy Preparatory School earlier this week.

    Lieutenant Colonel Allen Heritage, director of public affairs for the academy, told Air Force Times the slurs were discovered Monday after one of the cadet’s mother’s posted a photo to Facebook on Wednesday that shows a white board with the words “go home n*" on it. The post has since been removed.
    “This is why I’m so hurt!” the mother said. “These young people are supposed to bond and protect each other and the country. Who would my son have to watch out for? The enemy or the enemy?”
    At Air Force Academy, Black Students Told to ?Go Home?

    I suspect this is something we all can agree is unacceptable as well as clearly racist.
    Forgive me, but my first thought was "hoax". I can believe unhappy student makes bid for attention easier than Air Force cadet carried out Klucker-style graphitti campaign.

    These kids never knew a segregated military. Their parents and grandparents did not. It seems unlikely a virulent white supremacist would seek out this elite Air Force opportunity if living and working with POC was intolerable to them.

    I dunno whether or not to hope I'm correct.
    Last edited by Madeline; 29th September 2017 at 10:50 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the watchman View Post
    that's not what I said. But, why would it be such a strange thing for someone not to have wintessed or been a victim of racism?
    Because you see racism under every rock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by the watchman View Post
    the military was where I was pretty much introduced to racism. But, that was a long time ago. And , in fairness, not everyone was ok with it.
    I saw it too in my experience. Sadly, that's pretty much inevitable in a large diverse group.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Libertine View Post
    Because you see racism under every rock.
    It's the common cold of American public sinfulness.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Macduff View Post
    I saw it too in my experience. Sadly, that's pretty much inevitable in a large diverse group.
    Why would any dedicated racist join the military?

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