Air Force Academy : Maxstupidity ~ Microaggression

Air Force Academy : Maxstupidity ~ Microaggression

Air Force Academy leaders have rebuked the first sergeant of the cadet wing for an email he sent Wednesday on cadet grooming standards that included racially tinged language. (Mike Kaplan/Air Force)Air Force Academy’s cadet wing sent an email on cadet grooming standards Wednesday that included racially tinged language, prompting a rebuke from academy leadership.

Master Sgt. Zachary Parish emailed cadets that morning about a perceived decline in some cadets’ grooming, and reminding both male and female cadets about the rules governing their hair.

The first sergeant concluded his email by reminding them about former NBA superstar Michael Jordan’s habit of appearing at press conferences in a suit and tie, even without a dress code requiring it.

“He was never seen with a gaudy chain around his neck, his pants below his waistline, or with a backwards baseball hat on during public appearances,” Parish said.

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 “He was never seen with a gaudy chain around his neck, his pants below his waistline, or with a backwards baseball hat on during public appearances,” Parish said. 

It appears the Air Force Academy Col. Julian Stephens, vice commandant of cadets for culture and climate is in Maxstupidity concerning Microaggression.

“These comments were very disrespectful, derogatory and unprofessional and in no way reflective of [cadet wing leadership] views,” Stephens wrote. “Microaggressions such as these are often blindspots/unintentional biases that are not often recognized, and if they are recognized they are not always addressed.”

With all due respect Col. Julian Stephens nit-wit, the reason they are “not often recognized” and “not always addressed” is because they are nothing at worst, and at best, in pointing out what to do it is helpful to point out what not to do.

One would assume that the Air Force Academy still teaches battle tactics where what to do is often associated with what not to do in order to win a war – but one could be wrong on this point.

Tally-ho off to the cultural sensitivity front lines as the old battle song is sung.

Whatever, what is the point of reasoning with such fools? Now, where is that mother bear when she is needed?

Better to meet a bear robbed of her cubs than a fool in his folly. (Proverbs 17:12)

Gesh – and the Air Force thinks it is going to beat the Chinese if war breaks out. Oops, wonder if that qualifies as a suggestion of some kind of aggression?  Hey, Chinese government please pull out of your man-made, or is that person-made island because it is coming across as a possible, unrecognized and unresolved act of aggression.

Bonus Wisdom:

Time for Air Force Academy Col. Julian Stephens, vice commandant of cadets for culture and climate to be forced to walk around in red high heel shoes for so aggressively getting onto Master Sgt. Zachary Parish with an in-your-face reprimand.

Do not speak to a fool, for he will scorn the wisdom of your words. (Proverbs 23:9)

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Article Reference

(airforcetimes.com)—The Air Force Academy has apologized for committing ‘microaggressions’ after a scolding email to cadets urged them to emulate Michael Jordan and eschew ‘gaudy chains’ and sagging pants.

Master Sgt. Zachary Parish, the top enlisted airman over the cadet wing, sent out the admonishment in an email to cadets at the academy in Colorado Springs on Wednesday.

‘It’s unfortunate that a small percentage of cadets who fail to maintain their hair appropriately cast a negative impression that’s reflected on the entire… cadet population and armed service members at large,’ Parish wrote in an email that has been leaked, and since confirmed as authentic by the Air Force.

‘He was never seen with a gaudy chain around his neck, his pants below his waistline, or with a backwards baseball hat on during public appearances,’ Parish wrote.