The raised fist , or the clenched fist , is a universal symbol of solidarity and support. 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
Newton just minutes before his swearing-in ceremony. On Inauguration Day, Trump emerged from the Capitol Building, gave a thumbs-up, and then raised his right fist in the air. The incongruity of the fist was plain. Decades earlier, the raised fist was a signal of resistance associated with the Black Power movement. But during his campaign, on Christmas cards and onstage, Trump used the fist as an aggressive symbol of dominance, wielding it throughout his rallies after speeches. A clip of cast member Winona Ryder repeatedly raising hers in a comically mechanical way as she made a series of bewildered faces went viral.
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.
Finger movements are controlled by tendons -- connective tissue cords that attach your finger bones to muscles in your forearms. Overloading your finger tendons by lifting an item that is too heavy, or lifting too quickly can cause inflammation in these tendons, a condition broadly called tendinitis. Microtears may also develop in the tendon. Overuse of the muscles that move your fingers may also cause inflammation and pain. See your doctor for an accurate diagnosis if you experience symptoms of finger tendinitis.