Did you know an African-American man, was gunned down and killed in front of his family? The man was killed by a white police officer. Many citizens have protested against the racist brutality, and some have gotten arrested. One day, 49ers quarterback, Colin Kaepernick has taken a knee to protest against the racial injustice in the U.S. . Doing so, has caused a massive uproar.
As a U.S. citizen, Colin Kaepernick has the personal right not to stand for the national anthem and is allowed to publicly say absolutely anything he wants at any time. Kaepernick is a football quarterback that plays for the 49ers and protested to raise awareness for racial oppression and injustices in America. For what it’s worth, I agree with Kaepernick. Blacks are America’s most oppressed race, but we disagree on who the oppressors are. Kaepernick believes that it’s white America, the America that made possible do the once-inconsiderable; electing a black president and not once, but twice.
The Black Lives Matter movement was created by African Americans whose main goals were to bring about change to urban neighborhoods and America as a while. After the murder of Trayvon Martin in 2012, the movement was created to bring awareness to the rising violence against African American people, especially African American males. Since the acquittal of Martin’s murder, George Zimmerman, there have been many instances of black men being murdered not by armed citizens, but by our protectors in uniform. However, even as times got harder for African Americans, the movement stayed strong over these long years. I support the Black Lives Matter movement because, like the Civil Rights movement, African Americans are trying to bring awareness to
The Invisible Man is a poignant book about racism published in 1952. It star an invisible man, his invisibility being a metaphor for him being African-American. In his eyes, it is explained throughout the book that through his life he came to see himself as “invisible” to society with examples of racial unfairness scattered throughout the book as the cruelty of the world is shown to the protagonist.
Colin Kaepernick is known for his quarter back skills with the San Francisco 49ers. But he does have something to say when it comes to former Cuban president Fidel Castro, he has something to say. 49ers star Colin Kaepernick feels strongly about making everyone aware about the social injustice people of color are facing. However, he is speaking out about how his recent comments about former president Fidel Castro were interpreted wrongly.
Colin Kaepernick Kneels During Salute At Game. Colin Kaepernick a full time NFL player decided he wanted to Kneel during the national anthem because he was against the social injustice and racial profiling by cops in America mostly the cops in Colorado. Colin, who had never done this before or has ever protested against this before, sparked controversy around the country because people thought it was rude, controversial, a stunt and irresponsible use of his power with his fans. Since then Colin has joined protests against this and other big time and small players have since kneeled or sat down during the solute.
As a quarterback in the NFL, Colin Kaepernick has thousands of eyes on him during games. He took an opportunity to “stand up” for what he believed in by taking a knee during the national anthem. Although many people agree with what he was trying to stand up for with the Black Lives Matter cause, many also believe he did it in the wrong fashion. The reason many people believe Kaepernick was in the wrong when he knelt for the national anthem is because these people feel he is disrespecting not only the United States, but also the troops that have fought to keep our great nation free. Although there are many people that disagree with his actions, there are also a vast amount of people that support him, and have even joined in with his protest.
The call of Pope Francis to take “a clear stand for creative and active nonviolence and against all forms of violence” echoes the Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King’s dream of a nation without racism. Inspired by Dr. King’s concept of a creative and constructive tension, I seek the following solutions to the violence caused by racism: Treat people equally, join Anti-Racist and Anti-Prejudice, make an effort to know some different than you and to have freedom. The solution to ending racism is to treat people equally, here is Dr. King ’s quote that supports this solution.
Langston Hughes' "When the Negro Was in Vogue" brings light to the issue of racial inequality and cultural appropriation. These topics remain relevant in our modern society, and are present in current cultural trends. Racial inequality is a problem that has always been around it seems; white is portrayed as "good" and black (and every other color for that matter) is portrayed as "bad." The title "When the Negro Was in Vogue" makes the point that during the time of the Harlem Renaissance, it was actually "good" to be black; that was because white people liked what black people were accomplishing and creating at the time. This is something that continues to be an issue, even today.
They want everyone to believe that racism doesn't exist anymore. They want everyone to think that America is the land of the free and home of the brave. People across this country and the world seems to think that it's all in the past. They say we progress from the early years of America and reached well above the limitation set by the establishment. But yet, are we treated fairly by the system?