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The nation’s military academies provide a key pipeline into the leadership of the armed services and, in recent years, they have welcomed more racially diverse students. But beyond blanket anti-discrimination policies, these federally funded institutions volunteer little about how they screen for extremist or hateful behavior, or address the racial slights that some graduates of color say they face.


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Major Wooten, who repaired bomb-damaged trains in France as an Army private, will receive the French Legion of Honor during a combination medal ceremony and birthday party in Huntsville, according to a statement by the French consulate in Atlanta and his granddaughter, Holly McDonald.




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