American Diversity

There aren’t enough minorities training at American academies of the USA Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine.

An Associated Press investigation, analysis reveals that despite diversity gains, racism still plagues US military academies.

We just feel it’: Racism plagues US military academies | AP News

Eight years after he graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Geoffrey Easterling remains astonished

AARON MORRISON, HELEN WIEFFERING, NOREEN NASIR, AND JASEN LO This week's honorable mentions

Interviews with graduates and an exclusive data analysis exposed racial disparities and examples of lingering racist attitudes at the armed forces’ prestigious academies.

A groundbreaking story on racism and discrimination at the five elite U.S. military academies, exposing racial gaps in the makeup of the academies’ student bodies and graduation rates, has earned Aaron Morrison, Helen Wieffering, Noreen Nassir and Jasen Lo honor for Best of the Week.

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