Last week the photo of 16 West Point cadets dressed in uniform with their fist raised surfaced online causing so much of a stir, that decided to conduct an investigation. Yesterday it was announced that they were cleared in the probe being conducted by the academy.
It was determined that the photo was taken spur of the moment and not a prestaged racist statement as others were trying to insinuate and that the photo did not violate any conduct regulations.
“It was intended to demonstrate ‘unity’ and ‘pride,’ according to the findings of the inquiry,” according to a statement.
According to the Army Times, the women are still set to graduate May 21, but will be afforded counseling prior to the ceremony.