Daniel Marans -HUFF POST BLACKS VOICES
The United States Military Academy at West Point is looking into whether 16 black female cadets violated rules against political expression by taking a photo in uniform with their fists in the air, an academy official told the Army Times.
The photo features the women, all of whom are on the verge of completing their final year, posing in front of the campus’s oldest barracks building in dress uniforms. Photos like this are apparently common at West Point as an homage to old-fashioned military portraits.
They chose to raise their fists, however, which angry commenters on social media interpreted as support for the Black Lives Matter movement and an inappropriate gesture for cadets.
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