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Resource ID: #28829
Subject: Racial Inequality
Source: Hope Hodge Seck
Date: April 4, 2018; May 21, 2019; July 11, 2019



Naval aviation fighter jet trainee Lt. Courtland Savage knew that his coursework was exacting and difficult, but he was told he was getting a fair shot, and treated just the same as the white student aviators who made up the majority of his class. Behind closed doors, however, instructor pilots in a group chat called “Pure Bloods” talked trash about Savage and another black student. Even the call sign they picked for Savage -- Radio -- was a demeaning reference to his race.

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