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Fri Sep 29, 2017, 11:58 AM

'You Should Be Outraged,' Air Force Academy Head Tells Cadets About Racism On Campus

Source: NPR

After racial slurs were scrawled outside black students' doors at the U.S. Air Force Academy's preparatory school, Superintendent Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria gathered all 4,000 cadets in a hall Thursday so they could hear one message: Treat people with dignity and respect or get out.

"That kind of behavior has no place at the prep school, it has no place at USAFA, and it has no place in the United States Air Force," Silveria said, in a speech that has found an enthusiastic reception after it was recorded and published online. "You should be outraged not only as an airman, but as a human being."

Speaking to a crowd of some 5,500 people that included faculty, coaches, airstrip personnel, and senior officers and staff of the 10th Air Base Wing that includes the academy, Silveria urged them not to let their institution be taken away from them.

"The appropriate response for horrible language and horrible ideas the appropriate response is a better idea," Silveria said. "So that's why I'm here. That's why all these people are here."

Read more: http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/09/29/554458065/you-should-be-outraged-air-force-academy-head-tells-cadets-about-racism-on-campu



You tell 'em, sir! Kick the racists' ass! That shit has no place in this country.

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Initech Sep 2017 OP
roscoeroscoe Sep 2017 #1
Initech Sep 2017 #2
PoiBoy Sep 2017 #8
turbinetree Sep 2017 #3
brush Sep 2017 #4
Initech Sep 2017 #6
brush Sep 2017 #7
romanic Sep 2017 #10
SpankMe Sep 2017 #5
GusBob Sep 2017 #9
riversedge Sep 2017 #11

Response to Initech (Original post)

Fri Sep 29, 2017, 12:12 PM

1. No privileges until those who did this step up

No dessert, no weekend pass, no leave, nothing.

The whole academy should be ashamed.

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Response to roscoeroscoe (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 29, 2017, 12:25 PM

2. Agreed, this shit isn't funny.

And it's the Trump effect at work.

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Response to roscoeroscoe (Reply #1)

Fri Sep 29, 2017, 05:37 PM

8. Lt. General Silveria could take it that one extra step...

...and invoke the Honor Code... requiring the guilty students to step up and take responsibility. The Honor Code is there for a reason and he should make use of it...

https://www.academyadmissions.com/about-the-academy/faq/character-and-honor-code-faq/







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Response to Initech (Original post)

Fri Sep 29, 2017, 12:28 PM

3. Let's have everyone look at what a leader is,and the woman standing beside him is

Major General Kristin Goodwin.........another true inspiring leader





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Response to turbinetree (Reply #3)

Fri Sep 29, 2017, 01:00 PM

4. That's a leader. And we end up with trump. Thanks, deplorables.

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Response to brush (Reply #4)

Fri Sep 29, 2017, 01:13 PM

6. Also thanks Fox News and AM hate radio.

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Response to Initech (Reply #6)

Fri Sep 29, 2017, 01:20 PM

7. Yes.

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Response to turbinetree (Reply #3)

Sat Sep 30, 2017, 12:54 AM

10. Oh look, a potential president to save us from Trump.

I think we have a guy ready to take him on in 2020.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Fri Sep 29, 2017, 01:06 PM

5. He should have gone a bit further...

...and announced that the culprit will be found and ejected from the school.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Fri Sep 29, 2017, 06:31 PM

9. Oh my goodness I just found out it was our sons friend JB!

He was one of the students that had his door painted. JB our son played football with him and he has been to our house for meals many times.

We are reaching out to him and his family this is horrible

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Sat Sep 30, 2017, 01:42 PM

11. If only Trump could say those words!

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