• Air Force Academy Privately Fretted The End Of Race-Based Admissions Would Hamstring ‘Diversity’ Goals

    December 28, 2023
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    The Air Force Academy’s top official worried the Supreme Court’s decision that race-based admissions were unconstitutional would set back the service’s “warfighting imperative” of building a racially diverse military, according to emails obtained by the Daily Caller News Foundation.

    On June 30, 2023, Lt. Gen. Richard Clark, the Air Force Academy’s superintendent, wrote a preview of the consequences that the Supreme Court’s decision striking down affirmative action could have for service academies’ abilities to judge candidates on the basis of race, according to emails the DCNF obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request. Although the justices did not overtly apply the decision to military schools, the records show how the Air Force Academy scrambled to minimize the impact of the June 29 decision on racial diversity goals.

    “If we lose our limited window to reshape the racial diversity of each incoming class, it would affect our ability to meet the warfighting imperative of fielding a diverse, inclusive force,” Clark wrote...

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    This has to be the dumbest thing I have ever read. Diverse does not mean effective. Need the best regardless of any racial or ethnic background. We have lost to the Chinese already.

    Ben Colder

    The air force is the most woke of the four military forces and probably the most unready also. I have lost all trust in the US armed forces but the air force is the biggest joke of them all.


    This goes against the repeated line that we recruit diverse races for applications to the academies but but don’t appoint based on race. If this were the case, the Supreme Court decision wouldn’t change anything. We could continue to recruit numbers of each race to apply*… the email from Gen Clark was even more telling as it says that the prep school specifically takes in more diversity in addition to the 10% non-nominated/ i.e. non-qualified that they have to work with leftover nominations…

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