The head of the U.S. Air Force Academy on Thursday told racists to “get out” of the military school after racial slurs were written outside of five Black cadets’ dorm rooms this week, The Gazette reported.
An investigation was underway after the students woke up Tuesday to find “Go Home” and a racial epithet scrawled on message boards outside their rooms, Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria confirmed. He denounced racism in front of 4,000 cadets who stood at attention during a searing speech. About a third of the cadets are minorities, the report said.
“If you can’t treat someone with dignity and respect, then get out,” Silveria said to 1,500 officers, sergeants, athletic coaches and civilian professors, alongside students, who recorded his words using smartphones. “You should be outraged.”
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