Goldfein and Wright: USAF Needs to Have ‘Difficult’ Conversations About RaceJune 5, 2020 | :
by Brian W. Everstine and Jennifer-Leigh Oprihory
The Air Force needs to have a sustained, uncomfortable, but important discussion about different life experiences to begin to address racial disparities across the service, the top uniformed Airmen said June 3.
Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein and Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force Kaleth Wright hosted a two-hour virtual discussion June 3, taking a wide range of questions on racial biases within the service and across the nation. The current civil unrest sweeping the country is, to an extent, going on inside the Air Force and members of the service need to start talking with each other to broaden their perspectives, they said.