For MacDonald and her fellow former cadets Nickaylah Sampson and Willow Brown, enrolling at the nation’s oldest service academy was a dream come true.
“I went to the academy hoping to serve my country and bring the fight to the enemy,” Brown recalled. “I found myself instead in the classroom learning about how to be more sensitive. And this woke ideology that had taken over West Point really surprised me.”
Sampson remembered talk of briefs about “White rage” and “extremism.” The former cadet found such discussions “ridiculous,” saying “[i]t really had nothing to do with…bettering yourself as an Army officer.”