Kids that age make stupid decisions. The people who wrote the stuff on the whiteboards could easily have been friends of the victims, and who didn’t realize they were going overboard. When I was in the Air Force, we had pretty much every ethnicity and race represented in the squadron, and everyone cracked jokes that would have been considered extremely racist if you described the situation to someone who wasn’t there. If a white guy said something lewd and racist about blacks, then a black guy would say something lewd and racist about whites. Then everyone would laugh. We all knew each other well enough to understand these were jokes, and nobody was spared.
I’m not saying my interpretation is definitely correct, but I’m not going to jump to a conclusion that the people who wrote the messages on the whiteboards were akin to the KKK. As I mentioned before, we don’t know who did this yet, and you have to keep in mind that sometimes these incidents turn out to be staged by the supposed victims.
No matter what the motivation, whoever did it will get kicked out, not least because the incident made the Air Force Academy look bad.
I’m just wondering if the people who are criticizing my viewpoint ever served in the military, and know firsthand what the social environment there is like? The military isn’t composed of choirboys or chivalrous knights.