Stars and Stripes stripes.com 22 Dec, 2020 02:15 am

Report: Black members of Air Force, Space Force not treated the same as white troops, services need to figure out why

Report: Black members of Air Force, Space Force not treated the same as white troops, services need to figure out why
Black troops in the Air Force and Space Force are investigated and punished far more often than their white counterparts and they receive fewer career advancement opportunities, according to a review by the Air Force inspector general published Monday.

Report: Black members of Air Force, Space Force not treated the same as white troops, services need to figure out why U.Air Force Honor Guard members execute drill movements April 23, 2018 at the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas.A four-month data analysis by the inspector general found disparities exist in the treatment of Black and white troops within the Air Force Department, Lt.WASHINGTON — Black troops in the Air Force and Space Force are investigated and punished far more often than their white counterparts and they receive fewer career advancement opportunities, according to a review by the Air Force inspector general published Monday.

The four-month data analysis by the inspector general found disparities exist in the treatment of Black and white troops within the Air Force Department, Lt.” The Air Force has already begun probes aimed at identifying and addressing the root causes of the disparities, which will be largely driven by institutions within the Air Force with the inspector general’s help, the general said.

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