An investigation at an Air Force base in Arizona is underway after an airman allegedly told another airman that he was being rejected for a position because “the Air Force is looking for somebody of white complexion,” Task & Purpose reports.
“We won’t be sending your name up for [redacted] at the squadron,” a white technical sergeant allegedly texted a Black senior airman at the 56th Equipment Maintenance Squadron on Wednesday, according toa post in a popular Facebook group.
Glad to see Rick Riordan stepping up and calling this racism out. I was never into the Percy Jackson books, but I have enjoyed some of his other stuff
[Riordan] denounced [attacks against Black actor Leah Jeffries] all the same. “You are judging her appropriateness for this role solely and exclusively on how she looks. Friends, that is racism,” he stated.
Right? But of course, it only counts when it’s either rap or other genres associated with teen rebellion. I’m reminded of the Brian Deneke case down in Texas in the late 90s, where the punk kid who was killed was put on trial for his taste in music.