An inquiry at the academy found the cadets didn't violate any existing military rules that limit political activity. But the fists-up image led some to question if the woman expressed support for the Black Lives Matter movement, which is rooted in protests over what critics say is the excessive use of police force against African-American men. The picture, widely circulated on social media, was not intended as a political statement, according to West Point's superintendent, Lt. Robert Caslen Jr. He did say the cadets showed "a lapse of awareness in how symbols and gestures can be misinterpreted and cause division.
Baby Clenching Fists? There's Probably a Simple Explanation
From nighttime jitters and twitches to having near-constant hiccups , babies do a lot of strange things. This might worry you, but is it really cause for concern? Babies clench their first for numerous reasons. In fact, this behavior is both common and normal, according to Dr. Ariana Witkin , a board-certified pediatrician and member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Metrics details. The Clenched Fist Syndrome CFS is a type of a psychiatric disorder, in which the patients show flexion finger contractures. Although no organic etiology can be identified, the syndrome in most cases presents with pain and paradoxical stiffness.
The raised fist , or the clenched fist , is a long standing image of mixed meaning, often a symbol of political solidarity. The origin of the raised fist as either a symbol or gesture is unclear. Its use in trade unionism , anarchism , and the labor movement had begun by the s. A large raised fist rising from a crowd of striking workers was used to promote a mass strike in Budapest in