White United States Air Force Chief of Staff Argues Racial Diversity Is "Warfighting Imperative" Because a Black Airmen Taught Him Bandaids Were Racist | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


White United States Air Force Chief of Staff Argues Racial Diversity Is "Warfighting Imperative" Because a Black Airmen Taught Him Bandaids Were Racist

This week’s sign America is irredeemable [Goldfein: Embracing Diversity Isn’t About Being Politically Correct, It’s a “Warfighting Imperative”, Air Force Magazine, 3-1-19]:

Improving diversity and acceptance across the Air Force isn’t just about being politically correct, it’s a “warfighting imperative,” USAF Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein said Friday.

Speaking to a room packed full of airmen at AFA’s Air Warfare Symposium, Goldfein said for himself and many leaders across the service, it can be hard to recognize issues other airmen face. These leaders need to accept that “we have blinders on as leaders,” and need to reach out to airmen from all backgrounds, races, genders, etc., to point out ways to improve.

“The only way we can see that is to surround ourselves and build teams in ways that others can point them out for us,” Goldfein said, adding that there needs to be a “big tent” culture of acceptance in the Air Force.

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