From CNN in September:
From the Colorado Springs Gazette today:
Air Force Academy finds cadet candidate responsible for racist messages
By: Tom Roeder November 7, 2017
An Air Force Academy cadet candidate once thought the victim of racial slurs at the preparatory school on campus was actually the vandal who scrawled the threatening messages across the note boards outside his room and the dwellings of classmates.
The academy confirmed that finding Tuesday afternoon, and stood by a stern speech given by its top general in the wake of the incident. Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria gathered cadets and staff members for a speech that has gone viral in videos posted across the internet. He said that those who can’t respect others “need to get out.”
“Regardless of the circumstances under which those words were written, they were written, and that deserved to be addressed,” Silveria said in a Tuesday email. “You can never over-emphasize the need for a culture of dignity and respect – and those who don’t understand those concepts, aren’t welcome here.” …
No matter its origins, the incident sparked a national discussion on racism and the academy’s swift and public response. Silveria was widely praised for his strong speech, with some suggesting he run for high office after he leaves the service.