You may have heard that some people down in the prep school wrote some racial slurs on some message boards. If you haven't heard that, I wanted you to hear it from me. If you're outraged by those words, then you're in the right place. That kind of behavior has no place at the prep school, it has no place at USAFA, and it has no place in the United States Air Force.
If you can't treat someone with dignity and respect then you need to get out.
If you can't treat someone from another gender, whether that's a man or a woman, with dignity and respect, then you need to get out. If you demean someone in any way, then you need to get out.
And if you can't treat someone from another race or a different color skin with dignity and respect, then you need to get out. Grab your phones. I want you to videotape this so that you have it. So that you can use it. So that we all have the moral courage together.
All of us on the staff tower lining the glass, all of us in this room. This is our institution. And if you need it and you need my words, then you keep these words. And you use them, and you remember them, and you share them and you talk about them.
If you can't treat someone with dignity and respect, then get out.