I give you this for your consideration.
I have few comments except to say that to lower standards for any group of people demeans all of the members of that group, be they police, firefighters, midshipmen or anything. Standards are standards for a reason. Plus, it gives ammunition to those who say that minorities are less than whites.
And that is a shame.
Besides, shouldn’t we have only the best and brightest at the Naval Academy? Whatever their race?