Racist Incidents at Air Force Academy Revealed to Be Hoaxes

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Racist incident that inspired viral anti-bigotry speech revealed to be another hoax

By Carlos Garcia | 8 November 2017

THE BLAZE — Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria’s forceful speech against bigotry in the Air Force went viral, but the racist incident that precipitated the speech was revealed to be another hoax.

What was the racist hoax?

Racist messages were discovered in September against several minority candidates at the Air Force Academy Preparatory School in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

The messages read, “Go home n*****.”

While the incident inspired a heartfelt rebuke from Silveria that went viral, Tuesday it was revealed that one of the black cadets had written the messages himself.

The cadet admitted to writing the messages himself, according to authorities investigating the matter at the school. The cadet is no longer at the school, but officials declined to say whether he was expelled or left of his own volition. […]

Air Force Academy Prep School: Black cadet admitted to writing racist remarks on dorm doors

By Robert Garrison | 7 November 2017

ABC NEWS 7 DENVER — One of the black cadets allegedly targeted by racial slurs scrawled on a whiteboard at the Air Force Academy Preparatory School was responsible for the incident, Air Force Academy officials announced Tuesday.

Officials say the cadet admitted to writing the messages on the whiteboard outside the dorm rooms of five black cadet candidates. The cadet is no longer at the school, but a spokesman declined to say whether the student withdrew or was expelled.

The student’s name wasn’t released.

The Air Force Academy launched an investigation after images of the graffiti began surfacing on social media in September. […]

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