An airman at Luke Air Force Base in Arizona has been caught staging a “hate crime” hoax by faking racist text messages from a supervisor.
The airman is facing punishment under the Uniform Code of Military Justice for claiming he was denied a special duty assignment.
“The 56th Fighter Wing has concluded its investigation into reports that an airman was denied a special duty assignment by their supervisor based upon their demographic identity,” Luke Air Force Base spokesman Sean Clements told Military.com.
“Following an exhaustive investigation, authorities determined that the statements published did not occur and the text messages were fake.”
Screenshots of the fake messages were posted in May to the Facebook page.
The posts showed a conversation between a black airman and a white superior regarding a special duty assignment.
The man was denied by his supervisor with:
“We won’t be sending your name up for [redacted] at the squadron,” the superior’s message said.
“We personally do not feel as if you are a good choice for the squadron.
“You currently have a shaving waiver which isn’t a professional image, and I think the Air Force is looking for somebody of white complexion and with the image that the Air Force needs.”
The messages were fake the Air Force found after an investigation and the airman will face disciplinary action.
According to Fox News:
The report comes as members of the U.S. military have increasingly complained about a “woke” culture in the ranks, which they say has potentially led to the current recruiting crisis and has caused some leaders to walk on eggshells for fear of being seen as racist or sexist by their subordinates.
“Merely questioning the goals or methods used to promote ‘Equity & Diversity’ is punished and that punishment is swift, harsh and public,” one service member told Fox News Digital last week.
“I 100% believe the military is woke. I see daily minorities, overweight people and women not adhering to military standards,” another said.
“Nobody corrects them due to the fear of being fired and labeled a racist or a sexist.”
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