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Air Force Academy Head Defends Diversity After Black Cadets Receive Racist Messages

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Intolerance will not be tolerated in the Air Force Academy.

On Thursday, Superintendent Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria denounced bigotry after racist slurs were found on the message boards of five black cadet candidates at the Academy's prep school.

The school launched an investigation following the discovery of messages that said "Go home" with the n-word written in black marker. Officials are looking to identify the messengers and promised to hold them accountable.

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In a video shared on Thursday to the Academy's social media pages, Silveria denounced the "horrible language and horrible ideas" in the message, firmly stating that any aspiring cadet with such hateful ideology are the ones who should "go home."

The outraged Lt. Gen. told the cadets:

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