After some racial slurs were found written on messages boards belonging to five black cadets at the preparatory school, Lieutenant General Jay Silveria did not hesitate to address his outrage at the incident.
The racial slurs, written with black marker stating “Go Home N*****” were discovered earlier in the week and brought to the attention of Lt. General Silveria.
In a speech addressed to cadets in the academy, Silveria makes it known that behavior such as racism has no place anywhere, especially in the United States Air Force.
Partial transcript:
“Reach for your phones.
“I’m serious. Reach for your phones.
Grab your phones, I want you to video tape this so that you can have it.
If you can’t treat someone with dignity and respect, then you need to get out.
If you can’t treat someone from another gender whether that’s a man or woman with dignity and respect, then you need to get out
If you demean …
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