Opinions & Features July 30, 2018 at 04:00 pm

5 unexpected times the black power fist was used and we’re digging it

Farida Dawkins | Contributor

Farida Dawkins July 30, 2018 at 04:00 pm

July 30, 2018 at 04:00 pm | Opinions & Features

2016 West Point Cadet pre-graduation picture…CNN

West Point Cadets pre-graduation pic

In 2016, sixteen African-American female West Point cadets caught much heat for clenching their fists in a picture.

Some concluded that the gesture suggested their agreeance with the Black Lives Movement – what some have ruled out as a terrorist group.

West Point’s superintendent, Lt. Gen. Robert Caslen Jr. stated that their closed fists were not a political statement.

Caslen stated that the image, which circulated widely on social media, portrayed “a lapse of awareness in how symbols and gestures can be misinterpreted and cause division.”

Sure, but we know better.


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