“I’m not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people,” stated former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. Are NFL players such as Colin Kaepernick rudely disrespecting the country they live in by kneeling during the national anthem or are they simply protesting injustices? Some people firmly believe kneeling and protesting during the national anthem is the players right, while others insist that it is disrespectful to America. NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s actions of kneeling during the national anthem to protest social injustice have resulted in a intense chain of events. Hundreds of sports players are kneeling along with Kaepernick.
As the Vietnam War went on, many Americans began arguing about it, particularly at many colleges, students marched and protest against the war. But not all the people, mainly rich adults didn’t greet these young protesters favorable. The political cartoon titled “Name a Clean One” published by Highsmith Inc. in 1995, uses the expression of characters and text to show the reality of the war. In the cartoon, all the common people were shown as the young middle class who were protesting against the rich man, probably a politician who thinks war is justified. All the common people were different from each other and have a different occupation.
In the 2016 NFL season, Kaepernick made a political statement by taking a knee during the national anthem. This sparked a national controversy causing many people to show disgust while causing others to support his decision. According to the Washington Post, when asked the reason behind his protest, Kaepernick
Regardless of these expectations, the government still denies that, ”An execution is a violent public spectacle of official homicide, and one that endorses killing to solve social problems” (ACLU). The death penalty 's violence does not coincide with societal belief that killing is an immoral act. The death penalty is ironic in that sense, because it is euthanizing a human under the guise of rationality. The death penalty is a hypocrisy of society 's expectations of a good citizen, because they are promoting and endorsing this act to solve and diminish the crime in the world. However, society continues to endorse this act of immorality by insisting that, “Governments
Topic Sentence using PQA: The Socs are always causing trouble. They regularly hurt the greasers, and have never meant good. CD #1: Following one of many times Johnny had been jumped by the Socs, the group of greasers found Johnny. After many minutes of calming down, “between sobs, Johnny managed to gasp out his story. He had been hunting our football to practice a few kicks when a blue mustang had pulled up beside the lot.
Last year, 1,091 cases of unarmed murders of African Americans by police. Racism, recently, has been called out in many protests of the unarmed murders. Big groups like Black Lives Matter have broken out to call America on it’s racism and stand against the innocent souls being murdered. For this reason, the people kneeling in the stars could represent the unarmed African Americans targeted by police. Alton Sterling, a father, last May was killed by two police officers.
His gesture during the first preseason game went unnoticed until the third preseason game. Many Americans disapproved and were very angry with him because America thinks sitting during the National Anthem is disrespectful to our military and our Nation. In an interview, Kaepernick said he was doing this because there are too much racial discrimination and police brutality against blacks. By the last preseason game, Kaepernick was kneeling instead of sitting because he respects the former and current military and he thought sitting was too disrespectful to the military. As the NFL season continues, so does Kaepernick 's protest.
Movie Review of American History X American History X is directly related to racism as a social issue. The film is about a day in the life of Danny whose brother Derek was the leader of a Neo-Nazi group. Derek was sentenced to prison for 3 years because of killing two black people who attempted to steal his car. In his prison years, he was raped by the Neo-Nazi’s, changed his world view with the help of black man who was working with Derek in laundry service of prison and had a transition from blind-hatred to enlightened man who is trying to steer his brother back from being controlled by racist beliefs. The underlying reason of why Derek was the leader of the Neo-Nazi group and had problems with anger management is that his father was murdered by black drug dealers.
Due to a recent case, people on the outside are looking in at what football can really cause. When video was released of former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice beating up his longtime girlfriend Jenay Palmer, it has people wondering if it was football that sparked the incident. According to Alan Gilman and Jerry White, news writers from a local Maryland newspaper, “The brutality shown by Rice cannot be separated from the ethos of violence long promoted by the NFL to fill its stadiums, sell multibillion-dollar television rights and market its merchandise.” This is extremely wrong. It is wrong for the National Football League to promote violence just to get more money from the fans. They think it perhaps is “interesting.” How is it interesting if players are risking their health for a league to make a huge commission.
Kaepernicks’ form of protest was not a protest against our American Soldiers, but a protest that stressed on our countries internal issue with police brutality. In addition, Kaepernicks’ protest calls for a resolution against police brutality towards minorities. Kaepernicks’ protest was a statement made to Americans that there is still injustice within our social system that needs to be solved. Colin Kaepernick kneeling, and sitting during the national