Kaepernick has the “right to protest what he says is a flag “for a country that oppresses black people and people of colour.”” I support Kaepernick’s movement because of what they stand for, but not how he created his movement. Kaepernick is still an American, he should be respectful towards the country, the anthem that represents the country 's history, part of the culture. Although I believe that Kaepernick was wrong to do so by sitting during the American anthem, I support his movement because there is the issue of inequality in America. Kaepernick has experienced it
To me being American means many things. To start off I believe that being American has nothing to do with from where you may originally be from whether it is a place in Latin America or Europe. I believe that it has to do with the ideals that you believe in. I believe an American is someone who was born in the United States and was raised by the ideals and beliefs of this country. An American is someone who respects the values of others and gains knowledge and perspective through their differences.
The argument of the pros was most convincing effulgent facts stated (Paul, et al., 2017).Colin Kaepernick chooses to do what he felt was the ethical thing to do. Even though he is being criticized for his actions, they have caused no bloodshed, no innocent killing, and no racial slurs. According to Jabrill Peppers, “there are a lot of racial and social injustices in the world that are going on right now, we decided to take a knee and pray for the people who have been affected”, (Pros Cons. org 2017). Consequently, after evaluating the situation, either Kaepernick will stand for what he believes and feel is right which is the United States is not living up to its idea of freedom, liberty, and justice for all.
Kaepernick’s former teammate Alex Boone commented on the situation stating that he was very upset with Kaepernick did ( The Associated press 2016) . Boone states he has a brother and most American veterans deserve the respect of everyone standing up paying their tributes to them. Kaepernick’s protest has drew so much negative attention from so many Americans, but some people respect what he has done. The people that agree state the first amendment is being exercised, the American flag gives everyone the right to stand, sit, or say whatever you feel, it gives you the right to have an opinion. Symbolic interactionist perspective in the article is the “flag” it symbolizes patriotic for the country and the “national anthem” shows how we fought for our freedom.
Conclusion Thesis Sentence (restated in different words): As Americans we have the right to choose how we want to support ourselves and family which could be by continuing your education after high school. Mandatory military service will not guarantee our military will be stronger and is not a good fit for everyone that that would hurt our overall readiness in the military.
First of all, I want to start off by saying that we don’t actually vote for the candidates themselves, but for electors who cast their ballots on our behalf into the electoral college . To vote in the United States you have to be at least 18 years old, a U.S citizen and be registered to vote. Voting is typically a problem in the U.S because so few actually vote. Voting can be affected by many factors, including: Education, Ethnicity, Age and Wealth . People who are less educated and poor aren’t as likely to show up versus those who are educated and adequately wealthy.
There is also many other races of people holding a position throughout the government voted in by the people of the united states. However, this is not proof the country as a whole is “super-diverse”. Bobo mentions, “I don't mean this as just another celebration of the political coalition that has twice elected Barack Obama.” The thought behind this statement to give the mindset to people the country may be diverse given the fact there are other races throughout the government from top to bottom. Although this does not directly correlate to the citizens, the ones who make this place we live in “one nation under god”, holding super-diversity characteristics. Bobo does not mean diversity can not be found throughout the country, but he is not saying you can find it everywhere you go either.
The most important aspect of being an American and having freedom is the ability to protest the government in legal ways to have a voice. In a speech that Learned Hand, a federal judge, gave he talked about the spirit of liberty. Hand proclaimed, “The spirit of liberty is the spirit which is not too sure that it is right; the spirit of liberty is the spirit which seeks to understand the mind of other men and women; the spirit of liberty is the spirit which weighs their interests alongside its own without bias;” What he
Finally our generation may think differently from that. Although there are different time periods that think different things, everyone has their own opinion or views on american identity but different time periods may still bring people to different conclusions in time. Back when slaves were around it affected the views of people as an American, it made people think that you had to be white to be an American. I don’t know anybody that was alive in the slave ages to prove this but that isn’t needed. If you would just look at how america was actually put together that 's all the proof you need.
America is a “melting pot” where people from diverse religious and ethnic backgrounds assimilate to the American culture. Second and third generation immigrants do not identify as Chinese, but Chinese-Americans. They may have a different faith and look differently, but they are Americans. The American society gains from the addition of immigrants by becoming a more tolerant and understanding nation. Buchanan further limits his arguments by preying upon people’s fears.
Patriotism is not obeying in anything our figures tell us or do, it is not plainly showing up to vote. The need to understand more about what inspires a voter before conjecturing his or hers patriotism is greatly required. One may held an election just to gain something at someone else’s expense. As Dr. Johnson one said, “Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.” The waving of the flag can be an external sign towards patriotism, however, we cannot cheapen the expression by ever proposing that it is anything more than a
Emphasizing on the idea of a common creed, rather than a link by blood. Michael Walzer, on the other hand, emphasizes the idea of pluralism in his article “What Does it Mean to Be an “American”?”. Pluralism emphasizes the idea that Americans embrace their other identities, instead of assimilating together to one identity.
The idea of equality can never be made a reality with individuals treating each other the way they do now. The division among social groups whether it’s by race, religion, gender, economic status, or physical appearance, is unacceptable and the stereotypes only causes tension and for these groups to become more divided and separated from society as a whole. How can the United States boast its diversity, when the diversity of its people calls for tension and lead to a fragmented nation, and contradicts the name of the country itself? When will the American people become united once again just as they did during the Revolutionary