This may lead to arguments claiming that due to its danger, one should not protest against their own government. However, this is answered in Henry David Thoreau’s Civil Disobedience when he brings up the point that if no one does it, who will? The danger that protesting holds cannot withstand the anger that the oppressed feel when they are rebelling. As Martin Luther King Jr. mentions in his Birmingham letter, “freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed”. Henry David brings up the point that there are people who are opposed to certain issues in the world and sit with their hands in their pockets too afraid to do anything, and claiming out in the open that they have no idea what to do.
PROP Professional sports leagues should penalize players, coaches, and staff who use their platform to protest or promote political issues. One of the most recent political protests on the playing field was by Colin Kaepernick. Colin Kaepernick refused to stand during the national anthem. He said "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.”
May states “His outrage at the ludicrousness of sociopolitical fads and the stupidity of the people who support them are both at play in this story.” (May). People in society will allow themselves to be controlled by the government, but never think about how the people actually run the government because they're here to serve the people needs. People today can vote on who they believe seem beneficial for their needs. Their need to be a change to where there's more flexibility for people to rotate their schedule around.
There is a misunderstanding with how police deal with intense situations. The public don’t understand that we only have a split second to make a decision in an intense situation like this. The media uses negative news to attract more attention. People don’t get all the facts, they only know one side of the story. He gives the example of the incident
In 1966, Stephen Stills knew that something strange is going to happen, it could be any incident or revolution but he wasn't accurate about the incident. The situation was worse and there was chance of civil war as on one hand, there were civil right marches and on other hand, people were protesting against their government. This was a situation in which citizen decided that they are going to fight against their government. They decided that they don’t have any point of run and they are standing for their rights. The battle lines are drawn from both side but the events of that situation didn’t force army to take action against their citizens.
Kaepernick believes that the flag does not represent that for his people. Kaepernick states the reason why he is so willing to sit is because of all the police brutality throughout the Caucasian, Hispanic, and African American community. Kaepernick said “I am not going to stand up and show pride for a country that oppresses black people, and people of color.
was an American that really used his freedom to protest and speak out for what he knew was right. King’s ability to publicly protest to the world about civil rights is what it means to be an American. Martin Luther King Jr. knew that it was not right for any human being to be treated the way African Americans were being treated at this time. King was able to use his freedom to create a better America, which is why we have freedom in the first place.
This is the opposite of what was needed for the fight for equality. We now have a leader that is against the fight for equality, and the worst part about it is that he doesn't think he is a racist. This is related to the American Law assignment that I had to do, no one thinks they are prejudice they just
In conclusion, inevitable factors indicate that the road to achieve the American Dream is difficult. Therefore, all Americans need to have confidence to achieve personal goals and believe that tomorrow would be better that today. In other words, people still should follow the national government and have a positive attitude to
Our music and other fine arts are being more diverse than most people think, More minorities are getting jobs, and both genders are getting the right pay. If we really want to spread equality we should treat everyone with kindness and respect even if they wear a cop uniform or if they are African American. Because we all have to live on this depressing Earth so why not make the World not such a bad place. We can do this by recognizing what we have in common instead of looking and focusing on our flaws. We all have flaws but it’s not our job to point those out, but to learn from them and improve them in order to improve our own
Second, I know that a lot of people get mad because the staff doesn 't do their jobs and they don 't respond to reports, so I want to make sure all the players are happy and they think of Serpent staff team as a good and skilled team. Another thing is people say some staff abuse for their friends or for famous people but if I get staff ill make sure no one does that and will also make sure that no matter how famous you are you get treated the same. Third, Very many people get mad after waiting for 1-2 hours in team-speak to get moved, but with me as staff, I 'll try to do all the support rooms
Sports fans still believes that NFL is still hiding many facts about concussion amongst players. With fans’ urges to find the truth, many media sources interview ex-football players, doctors, and concussion victims to spread the truth about the NFL and actual effects. With testimonies from the concussion victims, awareness of concussion through the media helps facilitate the change in the NFL with regards to concussion protocols. According to John Shockey from DePaul University, he writes, “The increase in media framing of the NFL concussion crisis has made the issue important to the public and made them sympathize with the athletes and their families” (“Media Framing of the NFL Concussion Crisis Is Changing the Culture of the NFL”). Shockey
Another issue is rate of poverty and homelessness, just because you are in a certain situation does not mean that you will continue to be that way forever. As Americans we also like to stereotype others just because of the things that they do or certain people that they associate with and many other things. It takes a strong minded human being to prove statistics wrong and become that teacher, lawyer or doctor that they have once dreamed of. If everyone in the world would try to help others every day the world would be a better place, then there wouldn’t be a
Statement of Purpose In light of recent events and social media uproar, the goal of this argumentative paper is to provide a brief but comprehensive understanding to the concept of the black lives matter movement and slogan. The movement is an affirmation of Black people’s contributions to society, humanity, and their resilience in the face of oppression. (“About,” n.d.) As a result, this paper will critically examine the foundation of the movement and the validity of both sides of the argument and the media’s involvement and several other topics.
Black lives matter is a national organization working towards bettering the lives of African Americans. It works toward rebuilding the black liberation movement. Black lives matter movement does not mean any other life is not as important. It's simply justifying that right now in the moment, the lives at stake are black lives.