High School on the Hudson: Your 'raised fist' tax dollars at work
[Wash Times] The United States Military Academy at West Point said Wednesday that an investigation is underway regarding a photograph that shows 16 black cadets in uniform posing with their fists in the air.
"We can confirm that the cadets in this photo are members of the U.S. Military Academy’s Class of 2016," West Point’s director of public affairs, Lt. Col. Christopher Kasker, told Army Times on Wednesday. "Academy officials are conducting an inquiry into the matter.
John Burk, an Army veteran who served in the Iraq War before launching a popular fitness website, accused the 16 female cadets photographed in the picture of aligning themselves with the Black Lives Matter movement by posing with their fists raised -- a gesture that indeed has been adopted by the protest movement, as well as other, unrelated groups for centuries.
Posted by: Besoeker 2016-05-06