The 16 female, African-American cadets who appeared in a photograph with raised fists in uniform will not be punished for their controversial “Old Corps Photo”

The Black female cadets at West Point have been cleared of any charges and will not face disciplinary action for the raised-fists photo that caused recent controversy. These women are to be recognized and applauded as some of our country’s most elite notables for their achievements. The official inquiry concluded the photograph did not violate any Army or Department of Defense regulations and was only intended to demonstrate unity and pride.


Black women weren’t allowed in until the late 70’s. Now they have groups specifically dedicated to the rising of black women there. Their fists are up because they are proud of how far they have come. Over 1,000 graduates and about 13 were black. I’d raise my fist too. Congratulations ladies! #Love it!