The pre-graduation photo left shows uniformed black female cadets gesturing the "black power salute." An overt political expression and in violation of Academy policy.
West Point's black alumnus Mary Tobin writes on Facebook, “I refuse to allow my young West Point sisters to be railroaded, ostracized, demonized, degraded, and humiliated without speaking up on their behalf...we exist in a very racially and politically charged environment...”
The honor and privilege of attending West Point is now to be soiled by a bunch of racist cadets violating the code of conduct because "we exist in a racially charged environment?"
The irony stinks up the place...