By first amendment rights, you can protest however you like, but it should not be on the job. You could lose your job, cause problems for your company, or league, and create an uproar with your clients, or viewers. The NFL is now seen as a football league that allows its players to protest our country on the job. Many Americans are very upset with the protesting because of it’s disrespect, and most people will not single out the players. They will look at the team, or the league, as a whole to blame for the protesting.
This is particularly impactful segment of the speech due to the fact that Kerry explains how the soldiers of Vietnam will not stay quiet and keep America’s so called dirty secret, but stand up and expose the wrongdoing that was done by America. For example, “We who have come here to Washington have come here because we feel we have to be winter soldiers now. We could come back to this country, we could be quiet, we could hold our silence, we could not tell what went on in Vietnam, but we feel because of what threatens this country, not the reds, but the crimes which we are committing that threaten it, that we have to speak out”(John F. Kerry). Kerry also defends the people of Vietnam in the sense that they do not even fully grasp the reasoning behind the war in the first place. It is here that Kerry makes the point that the Vietnam war is a destructive waste of human life and time.
Kneeling can cause an unnecessary distraction to their team and can make the fans stop watching the games. Another football player, Malcolm Jenkins said, “So me not standing for the national anthem isn 't really going got get me the results that I want.” (Doc 5). Jenkins is saying that he supports the message, but believes it can be done in a different way. Drew Brees said, “It’s an oxymoron that you’re sitting down, disrespecting that flag that has given you the freedom to speak out.” (Doc 5). Drew is stating that the flag has given all your rights and the freedom to speak out, yet you are kneeling, and disrespecting it.
Football players should not be punished for their opinion and issue in which they protest in the United States because it brings awareness to society issues, use social status, and even though people disagree that the protest should not happen during the National Anthem. However, it the best time to show the fans what issues they are protesting. This act of protest is nothing new to America, but it has only just become an outrage due, to the involvement of the president and many other average citizens that claim it to be an unfit way to protest. The first instance of this act dates all the way back to World War II, when the Supreme Court voted down a demand that the flag should be saluted during the Pledge of Allegiance (Sachs 1). Then time goes by until 1996 when basketball star Abdul-Rauf was suspended for the length of one game, due to him refusing to stand for the national anthem for a religious purpose.
No one really has the correct answer. The only answer is that these names are hurting the Native Americans more and more. With this kind of treatment, Native Americans feel as if they are considered as minorities, considered as unfortunate, and considered as insignificant in racial categories. By having their tribe and group names on the athletes’ jerseys, it brings anger rather than pride to be a Native American. Whether considered as a major ethnic group or not, Native Americans must be given the respect by having all offensive names on sports team repealed and a legal assurance that there will be no further misconceptions and racial prejudice in sports history ever again in United States
Holly Pryle Emily Chappell English 121 22 March 2018 Kneeling for the Anthem Every American child is raised with the knowledge that they were born in a country that by law gives them freedom of self-expression and the right to protest. However, this right does not mean that people must agree with you and in many cases, groups wind up at odds over differing opinions. Over the past few years America has seen many examples of this, most notably football players protesting injustice by kneeling during the anthem. This form of protest has sparked much controversy and has caused more harm than good. The protesters have divided their fans and disrespected the nation.
Code Talker by Joseph Bruchac is a book centered around the Navajo Indians in WWII. The Navajos were forced to live on reservations, their only option to further their education and broaden their opportunities were to leave the tribe or to join the military. Caucasian Americans at the time were very stereotypical towards the Navajos, they believed they were drunk, uneducated, wild savages. Caucasian Americans were guilty of only hearing a single story of how their ancestors took the land from the Indians who weren't deserving of it. Non Indians believed they rightfully used the land and saved it from wild savages destroying the land.
Even if he hated them, he should of told them because his parents were worried and they wanted him to succeed. Because of the fact that he made poor decisions, traveled into the wilderness for no good reason, and lacked common sense, I agree with the statement that Chris is completely ignorant. Chris McCandless went on a journey that eventually lead him to Alaska where he met his demised. He took on the name Alexander Supertramp. In the book Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer it states, “What Walt, Billie, and Carine didn’t know when they flew down to Atlanta to
That wasn't the only problem though, most of the troopers that got drafted didn't want to be in this war against North Vietnam. The song " I Feel Like I'm Fixin' to Die Rag", sung by Country Joe and the Fish is an honorable example of how the citizens were feeling during the time of war. This song was created based on how the American citizens viewed the Vietnam war. The loved ones of the general population were being drafted and dying for a complication that the government tried to fix. The purpose of this song was to make it clear to the government what was actually happening in the eyes of the public.
Being at an NFL game was not the correct time or place to hold a silent protest, and there are people that fight to give Americans the freedoms and rights that they have, so why disrespect those who risk their lives for the USA. It may be one simple act of protest, but not only does it disrespect those fighting but their family and friends too. Like every situation in life, there are two sides to every story, both sides of this one have reasonable arguments. In conclusion, most people frown upon any type of act to disrespect those who give them their freedoms and rights, as well as those who’s duty is to keep communities
Mistakes were made by both parties of the short lived battle. Most of which were completed by the United States army and government. For starters, the United States government had no right to eradicate the Native Americans from their tribes. Attempting to move these people was a bad call and should not have been made. All of the Native Americans that stood up against the government made the right call.
Back in 1985 this was most talked about thing happening in football. Even of recently according to Bachelder’s reports, people still see Theismann’s injury as the “most shocking moment in football history.” Looking at these social and historical aspects help Bachelder show the importance of this unfortunate event. The use of memory also effectively helps Bachelder show his main point. At first Bachelder’s purpose is unclear, but as he continues I begin to see how he is progressing from what most people remember, to what he remembers, to what he as well as most people forget, to his main point being the significance of what we have forgotten. He uses words of amusement and amazement that helps understand his tone of being reflective and reverently understanding of everything.
In this informative article titled “Everything, you need to know before watching the people vs. O.J. Simpson.” Writer Ashley Ross from Time magazine does just that. She gives you a rundown of what some people call the trial of the century. With the brand new television series that just aired on FX it was nice to have a reminder of what all led up to this monumental trial. As we are watching this series unfold with all of its glory it may slip your mind that this actually happened in 1994, when a very famous football player was accused and found not guilty in the murder of his ex-wife Nicole Brown Simpson as well as her friend Ron Goldman, who was just dropping off a pair of glasses when he was brutally murdered.
Hoover had veteran support before the removal of the protestors, after the protest, “Hoover also lost support of the VFW [Veterans of Foreign Wars] and the American Legion, both of which condemned Hoover’s actions in local newspapers throughout the country” (Keaney 2). William R. Rice, the commander of an American Legion post, sarcastically complimented Hoover on revealing his, “sadistic principles of government,” to the nation (Lisio 39). Additionally, the Veterans Central Rank and File Committee, ridiculed the unjust treatment of the protestors, stating, “We got bullets in 1917. Many of us [veterans] were maimed and crippled for life. In 1932 we get the bullets and gas of the police, as we did in Washington, and the troops, which Hoover called put against us.
Among the participants were the Native Americans, who enrolled voluntarily in huge numbers. Their ability to learn made them perfect soldiers who aided the U.S. Army in eliminating enemy threat. 44,000 Native Americans served in the World War 2 thereby providing the required manpower. Despite the presence of challenges, the Native Americans worked hard to safeguard the integrity of their Nation. Up to date, they are recognized as a group that was very committed to the war effort.