Skip to comments.Top Marine general removed after being investigated over use of a racial slur
Posted on 10/20/2020 7:57:29 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
The two-star U.S. Marine Corps general in charge of all Marines in Europe and Africa has been relieved of command following an investigation into his alleged use of a racial slur, according to a U.S. official.
Gen. David Berger, the commandant of the Marine Corps, relieved Maj. Gen. Stephen Neary of his command of Marine Forces Europe and Africa due to a "loss of trust and confidence in his ability to serve in command," the Marines announced Tuesday.
Neary had assumed the role of the top commander of Marine forces in Europe and Africa on July 8.
Though no official reason was given for why Neary was relieved of command, a U.S. official confirmed to ABC News that accounts of his alleged use of a racial slur, first published by Stars and Stripes, were what prompted his removal.
According to an updated Stars and Stripes article published on Tuesday, Neary was at an outdoor physical training event for Marines at his headquarters where music was being played over loudspeakers. A witness to the incident told Stripes that after hearing some of the musical artists use a racial slur, Neary asked junior Marines nearby how they would feel if he used the word.
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this is utter nonsense and must stop
Remember George C. Scott as General Patton?
“Raghead?” More ethnic than racial.
This nonsense has to stop!
Like it or not, we live in a PC world. It is what it is. So I can forgive a lance corporal for saying something off-color or inappropriate. But a general should know better.
From the article it sounds like the general was pushing back against thug culture and thug music.
And it was his opposition to sacred thug music that offended some people.
From the context, he didn’t “use” the word, he just uttered it to discuss the word as a thing in itself. If that’s considered unacceptable, then Merriam-Webster, and Google, for that matter, are liable for hate speech violations.
....” thug culture and thug music”.....
well that’s pretty much the lot of them isn’t it......I don’t care for their culture norms...maybe the food.
As usual, the story is mis-reported.
Total BS. He should appeal. No one’s career should end for a such a benign incident. Instead, those who insist otherwise should be kicked to the curb.
Sounds to me that he never actually uttered a racial slur but merely asked how they would feel if he had used that word he was hearing in the music. So apparently he is being relieved not because of using a racial slur at all, and some of the junior Marines, as they are being referred to, took offense at that. Perhaps he was trying to get them to see that the usage of the slur is wrong as it keeps reinforcing a negative about their race within themselves, and jeopardizing cohesiveness with the ranks.
But lets not look at the Rap music industry and their complete and frequent use of certain racist words to describe their own or heck, the real constant use of sexist terms and condescending references to women.
Cant he be reinstated ?
Find out if he is worth re-installing first. We have too many damn generals that are not fighters, just scumbag opportunists thst give BJ’s to defense contractors. We could get rigpd of 40% of all generals and not feel any impact!
Read the article
“According to an updated Stars and Stripes article published on Tuesday, Neary was at an outdoor physical training event for Marines at his headquarters where music was being played over loudspeakers. A witness to the incident told Stripes that after hearing some of the musical artists use a racial slur, Neary asked junior Marines nearby how they would feel if he used the word.
The witness told Stars and Stripes that his comment stunned the young Marines who said that even if Neary “was attempting to be instructive about the taboo nature of the word, it came as a shock to hear it from a white general officer.”
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