I'm wondering about the attitude the academy has in general towards minorities, including race minorities, people of different sexual orientations, females, liberals I guess, etc. I know the general assumption is that the academies tend towards the conservative side, but I wanted to see what a first-hand opinion is. So, how accepting is the academy towards minority demographics?
The Academy is pretty conservative for a liberal arts college, and relatively more conservative than other colleges in my experience. But the Academy is generally a very accepting place for everyone. You will get extremes on both sides and no matter where you go, you may run into jerks and bigots. USNA draws from every nook and cranny from the nation (and even some foreign students, as well!) so you will see a lot of diverse reactions to many issues. Many of my classmates have widely different political and religious views and backgrounds!