‘You Have To Be Outraged,’ Air Pressure Academy Head Tells Cadets Approximately Racism On Campus : The Two-Way : Npr

The Air Force Academy draws people from all races, the superintendent said, and from all walks of life, all parts of the country, all genders and upbringings.
“Both the academy and the Air Force amplified Silveria’s message through videos and tweets drawing on his speech.
‘You Should Be Outraged,’ Air Force Academy Head Tells Cadets About Racism On CampusYouTubeAfter 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.
To make sure his message was received and taken away, Silveria told cadets and others present to get out their phones.
“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.

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