The flag represents freedom and justice and those who are being oppressed feel as though these certain rights are being taken away and that is why it is okay for someone to kneel during the National Anthem. While many people believe that kneeling during the National Anthem is wrong and is disrespectful to the country’s ideals, what many Americans do not realize is that if they look past their beliefs and try
One example of someone struggling to uphold the principles of the Declaration of Independence is the NFL. Some players have decided that they will not stand for the national anthem. The players who are not standing for the national anthem believe that there is still racism. They feel like they are not treated equally or fairly to white people. This event relates to the principle one which is, “All people are created equal” and
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.
How Did Henry Many wonder how Patrick Henry was able to convince so many unsupporting colonists. At the third Virginia convention Patrick Henry was outnumbered by people who did not want to fight the British. He needed to use a perfect persuasive technique. Pathos was the most effective technique because the colonists were emotionally excited to fight, they in fact, did not want to fight the British until Henry’s persuasive speech, and the colonists were finally calling themselves American because of the speech.
Colin Kaepernick 's right to protest is not being used in the most effective manner it could be. He is kneeling during the National Anthem, which is highly disrespectful to the men and women who risk their lives to give him his right to protest. He is protesting minorities are under siege in the United States and are not granted the same opportunities as non-minority groups. The recent police shootings on African Americans specifically is Kaepernick 's main protest against. All U.S. citizens are effected by this protest because it is so controversial, it could start a race war on a National Level that can be prevented.
For example, in case of a legal dispute, the White is more likely to emerge victorious no matter how unjust and oppressing he could be. I agree with Harris, as the laws affirm self-determination and self-liberty for people, however, those rights were not granted equally. The Whites benefited from them in every way, leaving the Blacks unprotected. Even after the emergence of the US constitution, rights were not granted equally. I believe that it is quite hypocritical from the US to possess a constitution, which is addressed to everyone, but not applied to everyone.
Former 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick was tired of noticing this horrendous issue on the news and therefore, commenced the emotional movement. Day by day, discovering how many innocent black lives are lost and ripped away from their families, their friends, and their future is too much for anyone to handle. Kaepernick was troubled by these problems and wanted this chaos to end in America. " Once again, I’m not anti-American," Kaepernick explains.
“A lot of people think that the union went to war with the confederacy to end slavery, but they were just trying to preserve the nation from falling apart into different sections” (Pruitt).The main reason why people don't like the confederate flag is because use of racism they see in the confederate flag. it did not start as a racist symbol people made or thought of it in that way. “Some racists display the confederate flag as well as the christian cross and the american flag should these be qualifies as racist as well” ("The New York Times Company"). Most racism ideas come from people who hear or see people killing blacks like the South Carolina church shooting in 2015 where Dylann Roof killed nine black worshipers, or if they just don't understand the history behind the civil war and the flag itself.
As claimed by most football players who on the other hand believe that what decides the price is not the principle of the work but the desirability of the work that is done. Millions of people watch football every year and they desire to watch the
Steven Sternberg Mrs. Burns English 1 CP 1 March, 2018 The Flag Protest “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color” (Kaepernick, Colin). The flag protest has been a protest existing for a long time but, recently sparked lots of controversy. Although kneeling during the national anthem may seem disrespectful are often seen as a disrespect to the flag and troops, a inefficient way to promote a cause, and anger many people in shows division in the country, it can show that the ideals of freedom is justified, it generates conversation and awareness about topic, and is a legal form of peaceful protest.
It has become common to hear reports of schools that have banned the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance, a neighborhood association that prohibits the American Flag to be flown, or someone that is offended by our stars and stripes. Reciting the Pledge of Allegiance is an opportunity for citizens to stand up for the American way of life. When given the opportunity, Americans should stand up, place their hand over their heart and remind themselves how blessed they are to live in the United States. As Americans, we have many liberties and freedoms that citizens of other countries do not have.
Also, if any professional sport teams were forced to change their names, it would have a huge negative impact on commercial products. Lingebach addresses in his article how “in another sign of support, the majority of Washington, DC fans would not purchase new team merchandise if the Redskins changed their name” (qtd. in Lingebach 2). If Native Americans and most of the National Football League fans infer that the name is not derogatory, the Redskins should not have to change their name. The Kansas City Chiefs have been lucky enough not to face the same issues as the Washington
However, many northerners, like Abraham Lincoln, tried to look for ways to help increase the guarantees of equal rights of the African Americans, like passing down laws and acts that is beneficial to the African Americans. President Lincoln, who was
Why do we, as whites, feel it is even okay to dehumanize or degrade blacks because of their skin color. We are all human, and they didn’t choose to come into this world being the way they are. Blacks should not have to
The Confederate Flag One of the most debated topics throughout American history is about what the Confederate flag represents. Some people believe that it represents Southern pride, while others see it as a sign of hate towards African- Americans. The Confederate flag can be used as a symbol of white supremacy, but can also be seen as a tribute to fallen Confederate soldiers. Now, the Confederate flag wasn’t seen as such a terrible thing when it was first created.