In the 2016 NFL season, Kaepernick made a political statement by taking a knee during the national anthem. This sparked a national controversy causing many people to show disgust while causing others to support his decision. According to the Washington Post, when asked the reason behind his protest, Kaepernick
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 two butt heads due to racial prejudice when it comes to coaching styles and how to coach the team to victory. However after camp and as the film progresses, you see Yoast beginning to warm up to Boone and begin to realize he knows what he is doing and is capable of doing it. The two coaches eventually but aside their differences and begin working well together as coaches. Some people though in the town, still are not in favor of Boone. For example the chairman of the school board, who informs Yoast just before the semi-finals for state, that he will do whatever it takes for T.C.
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.
Many people think the NFL protest is the Constitutional because the NFL is the national, President Trump say during the national anthem stocked a debate over football player’s right to protest during a game. Some people believe that the NFL are not Constitution because they not respect the flag. The NFL protest are constitution because they are not hurting anyone by kneeling. According to Boston Globe “The majority of our veterans have no problem with people kneeling down for the anthem. They think there 's just as much respect in that, said Jack Downing, president of soldiers”.
Kneeling during the national anthem is a form of peacefully protesting instead of choosing to stay silent and not have a voice. Former NFL player Colin Kaepernick who is currently a free agent brought the attention to “kneeling during the national anthem” when he decided to take a knee during a preseason game. Him kneeling brought an uproar of people who believed he was being “disrespectful” and “unpatriotic”, others believed he was being “brave” and a “hero”. Kaepernick had a reason for doing so, he was standing up for social justice and police brutality again African Americans. Significance of The Flag The colors of the flag all having different meanings and represent freedom, pride, and justice.
They no longer wanted to be a generation that conformed and sat back, instead seeking to “share in those social decisions determining the quality and direction of his life and that society be organized to encourage independence in men and provide the media for their common participation.” They believed in a participatory democracy. In the Port Huron Statement, students stated that there is “no real conception of personal identity except one manufactured in the image of others”. Society was encouraging everybody to be like each other, quieting any voice that attempted to speak out. These students began protesting and fighting until those around them had no choice but to listen. The song “Little Boxes” represents the generation of people these students didn’t want to be, refusing to conform to the demands of society and coming together to fight for basic civil rights for
Here is an example that’s shows that they change the words, “We think of the civil war as war to save the union and abolish slavery ,but before the fighting began most people regarded these as incompatible ideals.” Now here is what the student did,“people now believe that the civil war was a war to save the union and abolish slavery, but before the fighting began most people regarded these as incompatible ideals. The student mixed the words ,even though we think that it’s super easy to copy someone else’s work it isn’t because you get in trouble, but you fail that assignment.we as teenagers believe that it’s so easy to do plagiarism when in reality it's something so serious that could make you lose your future career. In addition next time think before we do something it can lead into something much bigger and worse
One solution could be educating people all of the world about intolerance through history, so history won’t repeat itself. Another possible solution to get rid of unfair intolerance is by making a group of people, or organization, specifically to prevent intolerance outbreaks. For example, the genocide in Myanmar they would go and fight back against the Myanmar Army, and rescue as many Rohingya Muslims as they could. Although there are some benefits of an intolerant society, for example the United States is intolerant of violence or people breaking the laws. Also, it is the law for children to go to school to get and education.
Furthermore, Parents did not push for us to engage in talks about the country and the politics due to the violence. This is mostly because they thought we were too young to understand. Conversely, it could be because they wanted to shield us from the corruption and unpleasance present in the Philippine government. Upon entering the Ateneo, I noticed the activism of the students as well as the faculty. Teachers would urge the students to go to rallies that support the anti-extrajudicial killings; they also required students to go to talks about Martial Law and its victims.