In this day and age, many believe racism to be an issue of the past, when as a matter of fact, it is still frequently impacting peoples lives all around the globe. Unfortunately, many issues regarding racism occur in the sporting world. In Australia, it occurs most often in Australian Rules Football, or in the major competition, AFL (Australian Football League). It is a widely accepted idea that the players and spectators of a sport, rather than the sport itself have a direct impact of inducing racism within that particular sport. Relating to the AFL, the main offenders of racism are the spectators, who are commonly abusing players of different race to them.
Concussions themselves are a controversial topic simply because of their destructive forces on the lives of everyone, ranging from people who tripped and fell a little too hard, to people who make a career of hitting other people as hard as they possibly can. There are many people opposed to the idea of football’s inherent violence, yet advocates of the sport claim that removing the factor of colliding would make a completely different sport that cannot even be called football, which itself has become so ingrained in American society that it practically owns a day of the week from Week One of preseason to the closing seconds of the Superbowl. The fact remains though that if football were to suddenly cease existing, many people would be jobless,
Adam Goodes during matches played outside Sydney was constantly booed by spectators. It was suggested that Goodes was booed as a result of an incident in 2013 with a 13-year-old girl who called him an ape, comments made during his 2014 Australian of the Year award and the way he plays and stages for free kicks. After the match between the Sydney Swans and the West Coast Eagles at Domain Stadium, Goodes stepped down from playing as he believed the sustained booing had racist overtones. Whilst there were several commentators arguing that the booing was not due to racism, the AFL community including clubs and players and political and community leaders stated that the booing had cease as it was
Jim was determined to prove the football community wrong and did just that. Stynes went on to play the majority of the following season and was a key player that helped the Melbourne Football Club to reach the Grand final and was named best player for Melbourne in that game. From then on in Stynes dominated the competition and received the AFL 's highest individual award, the Brownlow Medal. Throughout his career Stynes was named in the All Australian team twice, received the Melbourne Football Club best and fairest award 4 times and was named in the Melbourne Football Club team of the century.
Scenario C is a news article in which racism is clearly seen coming from the Australian community. A promotions billboard lead to major controversy amongst many Australians after it pictured two Muslim women wearing hijabs promoting Australia day. After receiving complaints and threats, the billboard company made the decision to take down the advertisement. This situation provided evidence that racism is still a big issue, and that there was little consideration given to those who were affected by it.
He even went on to say that the ‘BlackLivesMatters’ movement have instigated the shooting of the police officers in the recent past, while the condition of the Muslims born in America is about to get worse as well. He has been an outright racist and says that he despises people of colour working in the country. He might pass a racist legislation and incite aggression and violence. Women rights Donald Trump’s view on women right is extremely disturbing as well. It he is elected as the president then it would be major concern for many women as his views and opinion when it comes to women are a far cry than what is socially acceptable.
After hearing that I ran to him and got in his face and told him lets fight so we did. I knocked him out so bad that he was out cold for at least thirty seconds. When I knocked him out I instantly knew that this was not the answer and I should be ashamed of myself. When he called me a “wetback” I felt inferiors even though it was not true. From that day forward I consider myself a lover not a fighter.
Specifically, Burns wished to highlight the systematic racism inherent in American society that allowed this case to occur as it did. Stemming from years of America’s racial unrest, Burns argues that American society failed the Central Park Five. In the documentary, historian Craig Steven Wilder, delivers this haunting statement towards the closing minutes of the film. “I felt ashamed, actually, for New York, and I also felt extremely angry because their innocence never got the attention that their guilt did…I want us to remember what happened that day and be horrified by ourselves because it really is a mirror on our society (Wilder).” Burns latches onto Wilder’s statement, emphasizing the racial tension which the case highlighted.
Anger from Colin Kaepernick has even reached our political systems. For instance, our President, Donald Trump was deeply bothered by athletes protesting during the national anthem and said “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, say, ‘Get that son of a b---- off the field right now.” Instead of looking at the essence of Colin Kaepernicks’ protest which was to fight against police brutality, President Trump like many took it to offense and missed the true meaning. The whole concept of Kaepernick disrespecting our military is actually completely against what his protest was intended for. Colin Kaepernick was not trying to offend our military and didn’t think his protest disrespected them either.
Wulf acknowledges that it is inappropriate for teams to continue to use mascots that appropriate another culture. Not only is this rude it 's inconsiderate to those who have to live with the nicknames given to those mascots. Wulf argues that “Racist and derogatory team names have real and harmful effects on [American Indian/Alaska Native] people every day, particularly young people.”(Wulf).
The Indian people of El Paso hated the idea of a statue of such a terrible man being displayed in their city, to them it was like celebrating Hitler, but the amount of money that had already gone into the project was so excessive there was no turning back. One American Indian artist in the community, Maurus Chino, was so disgusted with the idea he started to get the word out about who Oñate really was and the genocide he caused. Maurus Chino started sculpting feet to honor those who lost theirs in the past to Oñate and it also showed that the American Indians of El Paso, Texas were, “putting their foot down,” to the completion and erection of the statue. There were meetings and votes to decide what to do, they couldn’t have a statue paid for by the public’s money, that the public hated, but the amount of money put into the project outweighed the opinions of the public. The best solution to the problem with the statue I believe was renaming it so that it would not be known as The Equestrian instead of Don Juan de Oñate.
In world war 1 the battle of Gallipoli gave Australians, as a nation, a chance to introduce them selves to the world, and to show Australia 's honourable independent nations morals. The landing on ANZAC (Australian and New Zealand Army Corps) cove on the 25th of April, 1915, ended up being catastrophic and took the lives of 136,425 young men originating from 6 different countries. The campaign took the lives of 8704 young Australian bread men. Though the movement was a calamitous defeat for the allies. Nevertheless, the Gallipoli effort gave time for Australian young men to see other lands and to observe and learn about very different cultures, from the Anglo-Saxon influenced society which they were raised upon.
Its part of the game. According to an interview with Jordan Reed, When the interview took place Reed angrily told reporters “All I did was shoot a free throw,” He continues, “It was an outrageous call (or flag)”A lot of players were upset about the new rules with celebrations and how they get flagged 15 yards for a celebration. Some people believe that banning celebrations teaches the youth good sportsmanship and to be humble. According to the NFL the, after the league commissioner Roger Goodell banned celebrations he said, “Players have no respect for each other,” Roger then says, “maybe the players will show more sportsmanship. ”The NFL and Roger Goodell thinks most players have giant egos, it doesn’t help to let them taunt other players.
Racism in Australia has a long history and is still as prominent in modern society as it was many years before. The prevalence of racism is thought to be of much less but has be argued differently and that there are still a variety of different forms of racism. The racial hierarchy and institutional racism helps to explain the prevalence of racism in Australia. Through sociological concepts, theories and discussions, showing that racism plays a huge role in modern society and is still extremely common. Institutional and popular racism has played a key role in Australia in migration policy, starting from the ‘White Australia policy’, to keep Australia as British as it can.
This essay discusses the Stolen Generation as well as explores the process of reconciliation between the indigenous people and non-indigenous people in Australia. The Stolen Generation are the generations of Aboriginal children forcibly taken away from their families by governments, churches and welfare bodies to be brought up in institutions or fostered out by white families (Facts sheets-The Stolen Generations). Records suggest that up to 50,000 children were taken away from their mothers and fathers from 1910 to 1970(Kevin Rudd, 2008). Australian have realised that it is time for the people in Australia to be fully reconciled, to face that memory in the history together.