During the first three preseason games of the 2016 NFL season, Colin Kaepernick formerly quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers sat through the national anthem in protest of police brutality towards African American individuals. When asked about it, Kaepernick said, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of colour.” News outlets immediately attacked
While people believe kneeling during the National Anthem is disrespecting the country 's ideals, I believe kneeling during the National Anthem is not disrespectful. The United States is not living up to its ideals of freedom, liberty, and justice for all no matter their race. Athletes are bringing awareness by a peaceful protest, which is protected under the first amendment for those who are oppressed. My cousin, a veteran, has also influenced my view on this situation. Seeing my own family member put their life in danger to save millions of others does not add up to someone kneeling on the sideline during the National Anthem.
Remember the Titans is based on a true story, the film is about American sports. In 1971, at the T.C. Williams high school, under the racial integration policy, a black football coach – Herman Boone, is hired to coaching an all white institution’s football team and he replaces the current white coach Yoast to be the new head coach. Yoast felt he was offended by ask him work with a black coach. Boone offered an assistant coaching position to Yoast.
As oppose to the town of Maycomb 's gossip, Atticus stands up for what he believes is right. He believes that everyone should have equal rights as long as you go to church and do good things. Also, he believes that Negroes will be treated unfairly. "I don 't know, but they did it, they 've done it before and they did it tonight and they 'll do it again and when they do it--seems that only children weep." said by Atticus said to the kids meaning no matter how hard Atticus fights for Negroes, the town 's racism and hatred against a black
Cassie had never liked T.J. from the beginning, but after the whole incident, she ended up crying for his life as well. This shows, that the land, once again, helped change Cassie’s opinion towards T.J. through the fire. In other words, the Logans’ land symbolized many of the community’s relationships. The land was an opportunity for the people to get together and show that at the end, they all were the same. The Logans’ land was a very significant
Kaepernick continuing to kneel will ultimately result in a national race war with people arguing over issues that were never meant to be brought to light over Kaepernick 's kneeling. The public and fans of Kaepernick could come up with ways that they feel like he can express his concerns that would not only help Kaepernick 's current public image, but save America from a race war that was never meant to start in the
With the growth of society and the fast pace of everyday life, people had slowly forgotten their sympathy and ethical responsibility. In the “Can The Law Make Us Be Decent?” contributed by Jay Sterling Silver, he expresses his feeling of irritation how people goes unpunished even though they stood by to watch people dying. People should be punished for ignoring others in need of help because it’s inhumane. People should be penalized for overlooked the troubled one because they didn’t support those in need even though they have the ability to help. In the article, “If Decency Doesn’t, Law Should Make Us Samaritans” written by Gloria Allred and Lisa Bloom is about the car crash of Princess Diana.
As seen on page 18, her parents are also involved in the revolts on the streets, “My parents demonstrated every day” (p. 18). An outsider may see this resistance as good, as they people stand up for themselves and their beliefs. Instead of being silenced these strong citizens aim to go against the new governing system. Nevertheless, one cannot forget nor diminish the risk these people take: “My father had gone to take some photos of the demonstration (…). It was strictly forbidden.
Steven Sternberg Mrs. Burns English 1 CP 1 March, 2018 The Flag Protest “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color” (Kaepernick, Colin). The flag protest has been a protest existing for a long time but, recently sparked lots of controversy. Although kneeling during the national anthem may seem disrespectful are often seen as a disrespect to the flag and troops, a inefficient way to promote a cause, and anger many people in shows division in the country, it can show that the ideals of freedom is justified, it generates conversation and awareness about topic, and is a legal form of peaceful protest. To begin with kneeling during the national anthem may seem
Then it came to a point where peaceful protests became antagonized by the police, and even from other African Americans who did not want white and black people to live peacefully. Men and woman peaceful protesters taken by the police, beaten with clubs,sprayed with hoses, gassed, and some even assassinated. Nevertheless, Martin Luther King Jr and his supporters still believed that their voice could modify this nation, even when people acted wrongly against them. And just like that, the idea of a fair country spread like a wildfire. Soon this country would stand for fairness and
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is standing up for people who he feels are being mistreated or are unable to correct the wrongs being done to them. When he chose to sit, (or kneel) for the National Anthem, he was doing so knowing it would bring himself and his message to the country. His overall goal is to stop police brutality and bring about a better tomorrow. I wholeheartedly agree with Kaepernick idea and goal. Many people hear about police brutality and about suspects being killed while trying to flee.
when it came to their rights as citizens and treatment in society compared to whites. Segregation of blacks from whites in public spaces such as schools was protected under the law. In 1954, the supreme court overruled the Plessy vs. Ferguson decision which allowed for segregation of schools often referred to as “separate but equal”, this decision was called Brown vs. Board of education. It ruled that separation of educational facilities was unconstitutional and put black student at a disadvantage socially and educationally. This decision being made was largely due to the young black student’s fierce protest against the injustice.
An important point I learned after reading Holler if You Can Hear Me by Gregory Michie is that teachers should care about their students because students will learn more if they know you care and then they will care to learn . Mr. Mitchie believes his students don’t care enough to learn about sexism, but the truth was that they were tired of spending 2 weeks on the same lesson. Mr. Mitchie will then get angry at his class and tell them that if they didn’t care to learn then he wouldn’t make them. In another instant a teacher named Miss. Reilly was tired of her class not listening to her that she threatened to quit, but a student named Samuel wrote her a letter and told her not quit.