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Former Midshipman and TV Host Montel Williams Has ‘Different Take’ on Service Academy “OK” Hand Gestures

Maria Perez
Jan 10, 2020 - 6:05

Following the launch of an investigation by military officials into what some have interpreted as “white power” hand gestures made by cadets and one midshipman during Saturday’s 120th Army-Navy football game in Philadelphia, former midshipman and TV talk show host Montel Williams says that if military officials find a racial motive behind the symbol, their punishment should be “swift and severe” but he’s also calling for the media to not label these students racists until we have all the facts. Williams, who was the first enlisted Black Marine to complete and graduate from the Naval Academy Preparatory School in Newport, Rhode Island and the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Maryland, told The North Star in a statement that he has a...

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