The confederate flag was banned due to people finding it offensive. The government did not like the fact that it was a rebel banner. The citizens did not like it because it displayed rebellion of the war that had happened during the Civil War. - they think no one was showing respect for the veterans that were in the war. Another reason that the confederate was banned is because people thought it was a rebellious flag.
Why do you stand during the National Anthem, some people stand out of pure respect, other people sit because they are “oppressed”. Colin Kaepernick started a controversial protest during the preseason football game on August 14th. Many people agree that it is for a good cause, but he is not choosing the right time to protest. People believe that standing during the National Anthem is a sign of respect and gratitude for your country, but people like Kaepernick chose this time to sit or kneel to get people to look at the oppression towards minorities in the country. Kaepernick told a reporter, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people, and people of color.” Then he continued to say “To me,
In the height of the Vietnam war, the United States government called upon on Cassius Clay to be drafted into the Army and fight in the war. Muhammad Ali refused to go, and fight a war that did not have anything to do with him, and because his religion made him a pacifist. Conflict theory is a macro-level theory that states society is made up of power struggles between those with power and those who do not have any or as much. Muhammad Ali refusing to go into the war was a result of the prejudice and racism that he felt from White people. The dominant group held values that anyone in society must go to war for their country without a second thought if called upon.
NFL players take a knee during national anthem because they are revolting against racism. This all started with a Colin Kaepernick who is a quarterback but now is a free agent. When he took a knee during the national anthem in 2016, people grew furious and others kneed with him. All this controversy caused President Trump to make a statement on twitter saying, “Great solidarity for our national anthem and for our country. Standing with locked arms is good, kneeling is not acceptable.
However, the biggest issue is him being highly injury prone. Since his rookie season, which was phenomenal. He then led the team to the playoffs and got rookie of the year. But he has always had a drawback and that was injury problems. The first season sprained and tor his ACL, The second season he was at full health, but didn’t perform at the
In regards to his public announcement of remaining abstinent paired with publically revealing his religious beliefs, Tebow struggled with the proper way of handling his short lived fame on and off the field. It is one student’s belief that he should have had a crisis manager set up to organize a press conference in regards to his face paint of ‘John:316’ on his cheeks and the movement of ‘Tebowing’ since it spread as a sensation; negative and positive. Relationship Status Gossip pages, paparrazi, former girlfriends and anyone surrounding Tebow’s football career have had a negative outlook on his choices. As one bash from the page, New York Daily News, rattles off an insult in retrospect to Tebow’s failed relationships on and off the field. “Former Miss USA Olivia Culpo has apparently taken pointers from the Jets, Patriots and Eagles by dumping Tim Tebow” (Niemietz).
From Ferguson to Tulsa to Baton Rouge, there have been countless cases of police brutality towards African-American men, women, and children. Murderers never receiving their justice, given paid time off and being cleared of charges. Families living in fear, left torn apart at the hands of people who took an oath to serve and protect. We see people of all races standing together in protest of something we know to be wrong, advocating for much needed social change. During the first three preseason games of the 2016 NFL season, Colin Kaepernick formerly quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers sat through the national anthem in protest of police brutality towards African American individuals.
This quote shows a direct example of judging people based on their race. Zeitoun and his friends are only arrested because they are Muslim. While in jail, “He [Zeitoun] had not been read his rights. He did not know why he was being held” (216). This quote is another example of racism because Zeitoun was still never given a valid reason of why he was in jail other than the fact that he was “Al
I 'm going to be talking about Martin Luther King Jr. He said his big "I have a dream" speech and guess what happened?! HE GOT SHOT, just because of his speech, that’s not right because they didn’t want him to stand up for himself and stand up for the black and white kids. A lot of people were not happy that someone killed him after he said that speech. He had his "I had a dream in August 28 1963, so that was a long time ago and a lot of people still remember that speech and still remember him.
Argumentative Synthesis Mindlessly, people worldwide disobey the government in which they live everyday. Examples of this would be people speeding, littering or other tasks which individuals might find harmless when in reality they are disobeying laws set by the government. Although there are people who disobey the government in much bigger ways. One of the most famous examples from past history is the story of Martin Luther King Jr. and what he stood up against. Growing up in his time, people of color were always looked down on and were restricted.