The following letter to West Point was sent to us by one of our contacts. For those not familiar, West Point is a United States academy located at West Point, New York.
Superintendent of West Point, Lt. General Robert L. Caslen
Cc: President Donald J. Trump
Cc: Faculty Recruiting officer of West Point, CPT John H. Chamberlin
Cc: EECS AIAD Director, LTC Alex Mentis
Cc: Office of diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity of West
(This was also sent to the sender's state Congressman & Senator)
I’d like to start this letter by first telling you about myself. I served in Vietnam as a Recon Scout, Sergeant with a unit that was awarded the Presidential Unit Citation on the 1st day of Tet 1/31/1968. Just for the record, I’m a White man who served under a Black Troop Commander, but we were all “Army green”, which brings me to my Grandson.
All the time he was growing up, I’d tout how great West Point was and how nice it would be if he were to attend. So, consider this letter my confession of guilt for my being so naïve all of those years.
My Grandson was an honor student in High School, with great athletic abilities as well-a starting linebacker on his football team. He had never been into any kind of trouble, never smoked, drank, or used illicit drugs, for he was striving for success. This speaks to his exceptional character. After graduation, he started the process of applying for West Point, with a congressional letter of nomination from his congresswoman in Tampa, FL. He also had a letter of recommendation from a Four-Star General by the name of General Glenn K. Otis, who was a graduate of West Point, class of 1953. He wrote it not to try and grant special privileges, but considered the bloodline and character (my service under him in Vietnam). Unfortunately, General Glenn K. Otis was also sadly mistaken.
I was talking with my Grandson yesterday (which we hadn’t been able to do until now), about details as to why he wasn’t accepted into West point. He proceeded to tell me “Pa, I went through everything they wanted me to do, under the impression I’d eventually be accepted after passing all the requirements, etc.”. Then he explained how they began to patronize him on why he wasn’t being accepted, despite the fact he was highly qualified, yet still not accepted. He then stated that they asked him if he had any minority (African-American, Native American, Hispanic, Asian, or other admixture) blood in his lineage. He told them no, but unknown to him at the time, he is a descendant of a Cherokee Chief (Chief Redbird-Cherokee, who was murdered by White men). I told my Grandson, “Please, I don’t want to hear anymore”. It appears that I was under the wrong impression, being an ex-combat Veteran, that a U.S. Military Academy worked on merit, but I was sadly mistaken. It appears the U.S. Military Academy (West Point) is now being run by social engineering, political “correctness”, actively discriminating against White males under the guise of “Diversity & Inclusion”, which is driven by racial quotas & eventually won’t stand. Equality would mean that there are ZERO racial preferences, quotas, etc. Qualification means one is selected by their personal achievements, skills, knowledge, and capability, with race being a non-factor.
It’s starting to leak out via social media about the repercussions of this happening at West Point: Black Power fist salute photos & communist salutes while on West Point property in full regalia. Who knows what else is happening there that the public doesn’t yet know about.
In closing, after speaking with My Grandson, he was actually overqualified to attend West Point and will be graduating in 2018 with honors from a well-known, prestigious regimented engineering academy, with far less political oversight, and was captain of their football team. This is a college that accepts applicants based on credentials only. There were of course some African-Americans on his team because they earned it since this engineering school isn’t driven by politics and anti-White discrimination. Discrimination doesn’t work in any setting, even though you think it’s acceptable to discriminate against White males. I figure this will only continue and worsen with time, but eventually it’ll end like all discrimination does. You can’t take one generation and make it pay for the ills of generations who came before them.
*Footnote* I was told that if someone wants to enter West Pont as a cadet, that references are useless. So in essence, what you’re saying is me being a Combat Veteran, and a letter of recommendation for my Grandson from a West Point cadet of 1953 who was honored by his class and the Military Academy in 2004 by receiving the USMA Distinguished Graduate Award, who was pulled from the ranks to go to West Point, rising from private to Four Star General means absolutely nothing because current day West Point selects their cadets from the ranks via affirmative action, social justice, mandatory diversity quotas, and to hell with merit.