The raised fistor the clenched fistis a symbol of solidarity and support. However, it was popularised during the Spanish Civil War ofwhen it was used by the Republican faction as a greeting, and was known as the " Popular Front salute" or the " anti-fascist salute". The salute subsequently spread among leftists and anti-fascists across Europe.
When Olympic sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos stood atop the medal podium at the Summer Games in Mexico City, bowed their heads and raised black-gloved fists during the playing of the national anthem, millions of their fellow Americans were outraged. But countless millions more around the globe thrilled to the sight of two men standing before the world, unafraid, expressing disillusionment with a nation that so often fell, and still falls, so short of its promise. They were suspended from the U.
CNN 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. Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds.
This day would be remembered forever by viewers, reporters, and Olympic officials not because Smith set a world record with a time of This event is remembered because, upon receiving their medals, Smith and Carlos each donned a black glove and, in an attempt to show solidarity and resistance in the face of a number of human rights violations, raised their gloved fists while the national anthem played. This site of memory, this gesture—the raising of a closed fist as a sign of black power —did not develop organically within the context of the Olympics.
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Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton is an enigma wrapped in a flamboyant leprechaun outfit. The Panthers are now for the season, but what might be more important than that is, after a touchdown throw, Newton bowed his head and raised his fist. Is this a sign that Newton is firmly back in the Movement for Black Lives camp?
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The picture has led to a U. Military Academy probe on whether the raised-fist gesture represents banned political activity. It has sparked a debate on the loyalty of the cadets.