This paper will attempt to demonstrate the positive aspects of Colin Kaepernick’s protest during the national anthem. I understand that this is a controversial topic, and many people do not condone Kaepernick’s behavior. However, this paper will provide research as to how Colin Kaepernick’s behavior has brought positive changes throughout society. Colin Kaepernick, now a free agent, was a former quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers. In the 2016 NFL season, Kaepernick made a political statement by taking a knee during the national anthem.
This shows how not only did the Vietnam War normalize the concept of opposing an American War, but that these opinions can extend to the very citizens who participated in it (TextBook). The climax of this event would be in 1971, where over 800 vets threw their medals at the Capitol Building, symbolizing how they felt betrayed and used by the government (New York Times). This trend can be seen in many other protests to come, especially the Iraq War. Just as with the Vietnam War, the Iraq War received much criticism for unethical strategies, poor/deceptive government communication, and also had a movement by Veterans to end the war. The Iraq War Veterans Against the War, or IVAW, which was formed in 2004, is a political movement inspired by the Anti-War movement before it, which hopes to increase
Athletes and other individuals should be able to kneel for the national anthem to bring attention to the social injustice that exists in our country today. There is a clear problem that exists in many parts of the United States of America, and many are uncomfortable talking about it. African Americans and other minorities have been unfairly targeted and discriminated against throughout this country’s history, and this difficulty can still be found in the present. One way athletes and others have been protesting police brutality that has erupted a nationwide controversy is kneeling while the national anthem is being played. Kneeling during the national anthem is a peaceful form of protest that is effective as it brings attention to the problem.
During this march, Martin and his followers were faced with violence and verbal abuse by the law enforcement and local extremists. Despite all the opposition Martin and his followers went through, they still continued the march without fear, but faith that they could make a change. King 's education was also a forefront as to why racist
The film is one of the more interesting war films because its main characters are not the soldiers, but the people affected by the loss that war brought them. This different perspective on war makes for a successful anti-war movie because it is more relatable to the general population who do not experience war on the front lines. The Trojan Women served as a relevant film in 1971, providing a different perspective on the loss of soldiers, the media, and anti-war protests related to the Vietnam War. The biggest theme of both the Vietnam War and Trojan War was the sense of loss felt citizens of the United States of America and Troy. The Trojan Women follows a group of women, highlighted by Hecuba, Cassandra, and Andromache.
A cause of corruption, discrimination and inequality, the cause of death of many innocent lives. Throughout the long history, racism has been a subject of much debate, most notably in The United states of America. There have been numerous actions that suggest that racial inequality might still be intact with America’s modern society, such as the extreme violence shown by the police that has been roaming all over social media recently. This has eventually led to the creation of the controversial “Black lives matter” group. “Black lives matter” is an organization is an international activist campaign that disapproves of violence towards the African -American community.
On the news and in our own community, we have witnessed terrorist attacks, mass shootings, police brutality, etc. Some monuments also instill this feeling of violence in individuals. Take the Robert E. Lee statue for example. As previously mentioned above, on August 12 a riot sprouted up in Charlottesville in a protest against the removal of a Confederate statue. White supremacists were arguing against the removal of the monument.
Hip Hop is seen as something inspiring, but most people see it as a way to speak out the truth about a problem. As in “Hip Hop planet” being able say the truth can sometimes worsen any situation because sometimes what we say can promote violence and whatever happens after is not in our control. The essay is about how hip hop has changed into speaking out the issues that need to be taken care of in order to maintain a proper society. McBride talked about how rappers use violent lyrics to degrade women and gays and because of this it shows how the music has evolved into something entirely different that no one would have ever expected to have changed. In James McBride's essay “Hip Hop Planet,” he argues that hip hop has a negative influence on American Culture despite people thinking of it as inspirational and how people live through different experiences in life despite of your race.
The song emerged as anthem for people and people started using it in social and political gatherings. The impact of the song was so hard on peoples that they started to create the influence of Buffalo Springfield on other people due to this song. The song was ready for new elucidations as a result of its straightforwardness and clear message from the people to government official who was using force against them. It's vague to the point that it can practically mean anything. A penetrating guitar argues for our consideration while a tranquil voice instructs us to wake up and glance around the situation which was really
We must retaliate against the barbaric, cruel and unacceptable police brutality in a peaceful manner. When an organization established for the protection and wellbeing of the citizenry turn upon us, fire ammunition at us and savagely beat down the protesters. The time has come for us to rise up and make our argument heard across the whole of Hong Kong. Don’t get me wrong, democracy and freedom is, or at least should be, the fundamental and central goal of the Hong Kong people. But the anger displayed by the protestors and councilmen truly shock me to the core.