Persuasive Essay On The Misfits

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Last year, Colin Kaepernick, an American football player did not stand up for the flag of America in the beginning of a game. "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color," he protested. In The Misfits, a book we’re reading currently in English class, a character named Addie had a similar protest with Colin Kaepernick, where she decided to not stand for the Pledge of Allegiance. I support Colin and Addie’s protest, because the police shootings are becoming a huge problem each year, and many different people are gradually supporting Colin.

I support Colin Kaepernick because the police shootings are getting worse each year. According to Washington Post, 715 people have died
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According to AJC, the United States Code says that other than people from the military, people should stand for the flag. However, it only says should, not must, so not standing for the flag is valid. The Ex-President Obama supported Colin and addressed on labor day about Colin’s protest. (Vox News) He declared, "But I don 't doubt his sincerity, based on what I 've heard. I think he cares about some real, legitimate issues that have to be talked about. And, if nothing else, what he 's done is he 's generated more conversation around some topics that need to be talked about." Several veterans also applauded Colin. They opposed that not all Americans defend black people, and are being unfair just because of their race. They are supporting Colin by saying that the citizens of America can also do something similar to Colin Kaepernick, to show you support Colin and the black people. Sometimes, I come upon news where black people are mistreated because of their race, which is unreasonable. An example includes an incident that happened in Georgia on March 1, 2017, where a Georgia couple said racist threats at a child’s birthday party. (CNN) The couple was sentenced to prison afterward, but these threats affected the children and their parent 's feelings. The mother mentioned, "What you said affected my life. It affected my children 's lives." Similar incidents have been occurring in several places, especially…show more content…
There is always a reason why Colin is protesting. I agree that the police shootings are becoming too much of a problem. There is an increasing amount of athletes and veterans that support Colin, and I am really grateful because I support his protest. What do you guys think? Do you support Colin and his protest, or do you go against Colin 's
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