Friday, November 10, 2017

Air Force Academy Student Allegedly Staged Racist Slurs That Prompted Viral Video

DENVER — The Air Force Academy said Wednesday it would not discuss what led a student to allegedly stage a hate crime.

The academy said this week that an African-American student acknowledged writing anti-black slurs in a dormitory in September and that an investigation confirmed the student was responsible.

The epithets prompted academy superintendent Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria to sternly warn students that racists were not welcome at the school, and he invoked some of the racial tensions that have been gripping the country. A video of the speech has been widely viewed online. 

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