Royal Oak Tribune

Air Force: Black people more often investigat­ed


WASHINGTON » Black service members in the Air Force are far more likely to be investigat­ed, arrested, face disciplina­ry actions and be discharged for misconduct, according to a new report.

The report by the Air Force inspector general, released Monday, said Black members of the Air Force and Space Force are less likely to be promoted to higher enlisted and officer ranks, and one-third of them believe they don’t get the same opportunit­ies as their white peers. And it concluded that “racial disparity exists” for Black service members, but that the data did not explain why it happens.

The report comes as the Pentagon struggles with a broader effort to expand diversity within the ranks.

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