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Racism plagues US military academies despite diversity gains

2 months ago·Washington, United States
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The nation's military academies provide a key pipeline into the leadership of the armed services. But beyond blanket anti-discrimination policies, these federally funded institutions volunteer little about how they screen for extremist or hateful behavior. Some graduates of color from the nation's top military schools describe what they describe as a hostile environment.
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Yahoo News

‘We just feel it’: Racism plagues US military academies

Eight years after he graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Geoffrey Easterling remains astonished by the Confederate history still memorialized on the storied academy’s campus – the six-foot-tall painting of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in the library, the barracks dormitory named for Lee and the Lee Gate on Lee Road. As a diversity admissions officer, he later traveled the country recruiting students to West Point from unde…

2 months ago·Los Angeles, United States
Ownership:Verizon Communications
The Guardian

US military academies’ aim of equality rings hollow for graduates of color

Despite anti-discrimination policies ex-cadets say racism is rife in institutions that still honor Confederate generals

2 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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Associated Press News

Racism plagues US military academies despite diversity gains

Eight years after he graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Geoffrey Easterling remains astonished by the Confederate history still memorialized on the storied academy’s campus – the six-foot-tall painting of Confederate Gen.

2 months ago·United States
Ownership:Independent Media
KRDO

‘We just feel it’: Racism plagues US military academies

By AARON MORRISON, HELEN WIEFFERING and NOREEN NASIR Associated PressThe nation’s military academies provide a key pipeline into the leadership of the armed services and, for the better part of the last decade, they have welcomed more racially diverse students each year. But beyond blanket anti-discrimination policies, these federally funded institutions volunteer little about how they screen for extremist or hateful behavior, or address the rac…

2 months ago
Ownership:News-Press & Gazette Company
KCRA 3

Racism plagues US military academies despite diversity gains

Some graduates of color who endured what they viewed as a hostile environment are left questioning the military maxim that all service members wearing the same uniform are equal.

2 months ago·Sacramento, United States
Ownership:Hearst Communications
NBC News

Racism plagues U.S. military academies despite diversity gains

Graduates of color say they are still experiencing the brunt of discrimination at the nation's top military schools.

2 months ago·United States
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