Heck, my Gen X cohort isn't much better. Sure, we started the pushback - but being that we were soaked in the Boomers' chosen course curricula - many still are lost.
No, it is the younger generation who gets it and understands the best way forward - a little thing called treating people as individuals best judged by the content of their character and not the color of their skin.
Alas though - they have to go through the pretty little lies we force them to.
This is a little bit from one of my JO Fleet Spies.
As a young green ensign I was given the IMPORTANT collateral duty as "Diversity Officer" - responsible for tracking and submitting awards when the respective Divo/Chief would not. Eventually it came to a head when I told the XO, a man I would follow into the depths of hell, that I thought it was ridiculous that we should have an Asian Pacific American award and a Black Engineer award - why not just have an award for being a great engineer? Awards were submitted regardless of whether or not the person was a stellar performer. All I got in return was the company line about the importance of diversity... Eventually I had to start turning in garbage awards that were not submittable so I would be relieved of the job.
My question is, does the CNO receive feedback like yours and mine? If so, what is the response? If not, why?