Air Force Requiring Cadets to Watch BLM Promotional Videos

U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Devin Scott Michaels/Released

The US Air Force Academy is requiring cadets to watch a promotional film for Black Lives Matter. The promotional film is interactive and instructors and cadets are encouraged to participate in the activity.

From Fox News: 

The video includes a hypothetical scenario with a mixed-race student named Jose, who is pressured by two of his friends to attend the Black Lives Matter meeting on campus. A third friend, apparently meeting Jose for the first time, introduces himself while expressing surprise that Jose does not look “more south of the border.”

After Jose explains that he is a mix of Mexican and Nigerian, the third friend makes a comment critical of Black Lives Matter.

“No offense, but it seems like all lives matter would be a better way to bring people together,” the friend says. “Because Blacks aren’t the only lives that matter. It just seems like you’re dad’s family matters less than your mom’s.”

The video pauses and the student is then given three options to choose how to respond to the comment, with all three options expressing support for the Black Lives Matter movement. All three options lead to the actors discussing how the friend’s comments were “problematic” and “insensitive.”

This film is shown to incoming cadets as a part of the Air Force’s new “Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion” training. The video is required to be watched by all cadets prior to joining the Air Force.


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