US Military Apologises for Discriminatory Language
Washington: The US military has apologized for including discriminatory language in a manual offered to troops deployed in Saudi Arabia.
The June 2018 guide, designed to inform newly deployed troops about the Kingdom’s culture and customs, said in one paragraph a “mixture of N***o blood from slaves imported from Africa” can be found in some of the Kingdom’s population. Bill Urban, a spokesman of the Central Command, said in a statement on Thursday that “we regret that inappropriate material was posted to our website without a more fulsome review and apologise to anyone who took offence”. “We removed the document as soon as we were notified of the content, and it was returned to the originating office for revision,” Urban said. (IANS)