Kneeling for the National Anthem The controversy of people kneeling during the National Anthem has made many furious and others shocked. I believe it is ok to kneel for the national anthem, because we have the right to freedom of speech. The kneeling brings much attention, in result people begin to focus on the real issue. Others counter this protest by saying that it disrespects the flag and our members of the armed forces. They also say that it angers many people and shows division in our country.
The National Anthem is a patriotic musical composition composed by Francis Scott Key. National Football League players are protesting the American tradition because of racial discrimination in the United States. Many Americans are upset about this on a personal level because they have a loved one or a family member who has served, or is serving, for this country. Kneeling for the National Anthem is disrespectful, out of place, and should not be allowed on the job. The act of kneeling is disrespectful towards our country, our flag, and our military.
On “October 14, 2003”(Steve Bartman Incident-Wikipedia), Steve Bartman made a mistake that would change his life for good. Alex Gibney made a documentary called “Catching Hell” to explain how one man deserves an apologize from “40,000” (“Catching Hell”) Cub fans for an act that was only human. Many people think Steve Bartman needs to apologize for what he did to the Cubs and their fans, but Alex Gibney has disagreed with the fans. There could be consequences and it could have made the matter even worse than it was. The media would heighten their stories and make rumors of Steve.
I think that Colin Kaepernick was wrong to not stand for the national anthem. I understand where he is coming from about African Americans being sometimes oppressed, but I believe it was extremely disrespectful to the men and women who defend our country. He also has made kneeling for the anthem a movement and many more athletes are doing it. Drew Brees is correct when saying that Kaepernick has insulted a "sacred" flag. I believe there is a time and a place where you can express your feelings, however during the national anthem before a game is not the right time nor place to do so.
Holly Pryle Emily Chappell English 121 22 March 2018 Kneeling for the Anthem Every American child is raised with the knowledge that they were born in a country that by law gives them freedom of self-expression and the right to protest. However, this right does not mean that people must agree with you and in many cases, groups wind up at odds over differing opinions. Over the past few years America has seen many examples of this, most notably football players protesting injustice by kneeling during the anthem. This form of protest has sparked much controversy and has caused more harm than good. The protesters have divided their fans and disrespected the nation.
People protest every day. They protest about work, sports, gender, race. This happens all around the world. That doesn’t mean that everyone that protest is a hater of their country. To me, it just means that they have a different opinion than the ones presently represented.
There have been hundreds of cases of people discriminating against others because of the color of their skin or their religion. Thomas Paine said that America is made up of people from different nations with different modes of worship, yet they were all united. Things have changed for the worst, and because of it, innocent people are getting hurt. For example, unfortunately, there have been many cases of African American men getting shot by racist white police officers. Of course, not every white policeman or policewoman is racist or targeting people of color, but often people overlook the details and start arguments about the little things.
According to Bert Useem, a professor of sociology at Purdue University, the acquittal of four police offers from the assault case of Rodney King triggered the response of the Los Angeles Riots (Useem, 1997, p.357). In response to this verdict, nonviolent protests arose throughout Los Angeles neighborhoods, yet the outrage felt by African American citizens quickly consumed the peaceful
Where Hagar and Macon try to be as white as possible, Guitar responds to whiteness by despising it as thoroughly as whites despise him. Ever since his father was killed in a white-owned sawmill accident, he has refused to accept any sympathy from the white community; on the contrary, he regards all white people, beginning with the man who owned the sawmill, as complicit in the murder of black people. Milkman comes to realize that Guitar, along with his organization, the Seven Days, is responsible for murdering white people in retaliation for black murders in the area. Though most of the white people he kills weren’t immediately involved in crimes against black people, Guitar nonetheless considers them racists who deserve to die. Ironically Guitar’s monolithic, unsympathetic attitude toward whites is itself a form of race-based
Thesis From the mid 1910s to the early 1960s there were many riots that occured, because of racial tensions built up between the the whites and the blacks world wide. Coming from Will Brown being accused of rapping a young white girl, and to Eugene Williams having rocks thrown at him causing him to drown. Segregation at this time was unjustified due to racism still being heavily considered as the right thing to do. These riots caused the United States to be even more segregated, due to unequal rights and no laws being created at the time to help and protect African Americans. During these riots there were cases of police brutality and whites being able to do whatever they choose to do, because they felt as if it was a justified reason to stop the African Americans from rioting.
Thinking back to the Civil Rights movement that went on for fifteen years this tragic event can be compared to that. Mike Brown is the modern day Emmitt till, the six little girls burned in the church, and Trayvon Martin combined into one. The events that happened soon after arguably changed the lives of Ferguson citizens forever. Ferguson citizens was justified in their response due to the death of Mike Brown, police brutality, and the results of the indictment. The main cause of the riots that took place in Ferguson is the fact that Mike Brown was brutally gunned down by a white police office while he was unarmed and hands up.
Similar cases such as black on black violence and police on black violence that seem to be never ending spark anger and hate in the hearts of the African American race which has only turned into more crime and more violence. This violence and crime has turned tourist city into a war zone for the past decade and it paints a terrible picture for a city whose main financial income is its tourists. The black on black and police on black violence can be solved over time by a multitude of means one of them being the coming together of the African American community to protect themselves from racism, stereotypes, crime and self-inflicted
People acted out of anger and displeasure in the moment so they fought and fought, One race was tired of being mistreated so they tried to make a difference, the other race didn’t want anything to change and wanted them to stay in their miserable place. I’ve read online many events where a black person and a white person did the same crime but there’s this thing called white privilege which let’s them get away or won’t suffer as much. I think this is very much sad because it’s been almost a century since the Race Riots have started and almost nothing changed except African-American getting the equal amount of rights. That’s sure an improvement but people are still immature and uneducated enough to learn how to not be racist, I see nothing wrong with black people but there are people who still do. Seeing how today’s society is still unchanged in some areas, I still personally think the Chicago Race Riots would still have started even without Eugene William’s death but at a much later
He did this for the first two preseason games unnoticed. He was noticed in the third game. People were outraged when they saw and heard about this. A lot of people became even more outraged when he explained why he was doing it. Both men were ridiculed and despised because of what they did.
“They burned down white own tire company that burned on for days and nights, and all you could see was smoke from it all the way in uptown Miami.” (Floyd). “The actions that the National guard did was arrest the rioters.” (Donnie). The Impact it had on the rioters was that the national guard and police arrested 600 people during the riot. “When President Jim Carey came into town when he was on the middle of the speech the rioters were about to start a riot and harm the president”(Donnie). These events made the Blacks realize we are hurting our comment and need to stop.