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David Bernie Caucasians Racist Keltz Indian Country 52 Week 19

Indian Country 52 #19 – 10,000 Caucasians (Racist)

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“Four words derailed the career of Maj. Gen. Michael A. Keltz: “Drunker than 10,000 Indians.”

A spokeswoman for Air Education and Training Command confirmed the ethnic slur Tuesday, first reported in a blog written by a former U.S. Air Force officer and veterans’ advocate.

Keltz, the former commander of 19th Air Force at Joint Base San Antonio-Randolph, resigned from his job last week and announced he would retire, saying in a written statement that he “inadvertently made an unfortunate comment.”

The comment was made April 9 at an Article 15 hearing at which Keltz was the convening authority. An unnamed company grade officer was seeking a reduced punishment from a finding of wrongdoing, determined by the officer’s commander at a previous hearing.

Tony Carr wrote on his John Q. Public blog that Keltz, during the hearing to consider whether the officer’s punishment was fair, had a photo of the officer and a friend standing together at a unit event where they had been drinking. Keltz observed that they appeared to be “drunker than 10,000 Indians,” the blog said.”

– Stars and Stripes, Comment about Indians caused Air Force general to resign.

 

“A US Air Force general has been forced to step down over his “inappropriate comment” at a disciplinary hearing. He studied a photo showing two officers, describing them as “drunker than 10,000 Indians.””

– RT, ‘Drunker than 10,000 Indians’: US Air Force general resigns over comment in court.

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