Diversity at the U.S. Air Force Academy

By | May 31, 2016

The last several years have called for major changes for both higher education and the military. For colleges across the country, Black Lives Matter activists have called for change and more diversity in leadership. At the academy, there are strict guideline around acceptable conduct. So while there were student protests at schools like the University of Missouri after the shooting and death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, such protests did not occur at the academy. Even though there was no unrest, this does not mean that concerns regarding racial prejudice and racism and discrimination were not present. In the article below, Lieutenant General Michelle Johnson discusses the importance of open conversations about racial issues, policing, and racial inequality. While discrimination in employment focuses on workers, employers, and laws against discrimination, labor lawyers may also be able to help students, customers or patients who face discrimination and harassment outside of the workplace. If you are an employee dealing with mistreatment at work, consider contact an attorney or law firm today.

Link: http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2016/05/why-the-air-force-academy-held-a-forum-on-ferguson/482895/

Source: By Emily Deruy; From The Atlantic