Thursday, February 5, 2015

So, This Happened.

One of my sons is involved in the Civilian Air Patrol.

He forwarded this e-mail from the Commander.

From: <redacted>
Date: Thu, Feb 5, 2015 at 8:12 AM
Subject: Military Ball Gate Access - Response Required

Good Morning,

While I appreciate, on a personal level, the fact that you have answered the race question as "Human," this response on the form that we have to give to Base Security will result in you being denied access to the base.  Please respond to this email with the typical answer to the question regarding your racial background, beyond the designation of Homo sapiens.


<redacted>, <redacted>, CAP
Commander, <redacted>

I've withheld the names and ranks for the sake of privacy.

1) I'm proud that my son has the balls to answer the race question this way.  We are either a color-blind society or we ain't.  I wish more people would call it out when presented with a demand to declare their race.

2) I'm disappointed that humans are not allowed on base. ;-)

I wonder if there would have been any fuss if he had put Aryan on the form.

All in all, this made my day.