Army Investigating Claims That Alaska Unit Engaged In “Racial Thursdays”

In the military, many units have their own unique culture, and most of the time, it’s relatively harmless, but not … Continued

In the military, many units have their own unique culture, and most of the time, it’s relatively harmless, but not always.

The Military Times reports that the Army is investigating claims that soldiers with 2nd Platoon, C Company, 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, based at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, were participating in a weekly tradition dubbed “Racial Thursdays,” which is a lot like it sounds.

Once a week, soldiers in the unit would target their peers and sling racial slurs at one another, understandably, some soldiers took offense, but most felt uncomfortable voicing their objections and feared being ostracized by their peers.

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