Perhaps the most controversial of Jackson’s actions during his presidency is the Indian Removal Act of 1830 that lead to the Trail of Tears. Soon after becoming president, Jackson passed the former act which called for the relocation of native tribes from their homelands to a designated “Indian territory” in present-day Oklahoma. While Jackson had a clear idea of his plans, he befriended the tribes and promised them prosperity, friendship, and the possibility of becoming civilized children of God. In other words, he, the symbol of reassurance in America, stabbed the backs of all natives. Beyond the question of Jackson 's morality, what was the ultimate reason behind the removal?
“The issue of kneeling has nothing to do with race,” President trump says. “It is about respect for our country, flag and National Anthem” With that understanding, many veterans support NFL players who Neal during the National Anthem. Take John Middlemas, the 97 year old World War 2 veterans from Missouri who knelt on Sunday in solidarity with players. His photo went viral with a quote: “Those kids have every right to protest.”People should stand for the national anthem for everything because its disrespectful to our veterans, people in the army, and police force; also it’s Americas thing to stand during the National Anthem to show that they are proud. Why do football players kneel during the National Anthem is the question all of America is trying to answer.
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.
Every year a countless number of people are injured from the game of football. These people obtain all types of injuries from shoulder dislocations, to torn ACLs, to concussions. Many of these injuries are from the rules of the game and the way the sport is played. This is why it is necessary for the rules of football to be changed. The main reasons they should be changed are because the game is resulting in injuries and deaths, negative long-term health consequences for players, and children not being allowed by their parents to play due to the dangers of the game.
First of all, agitating for what you believe in is important for by doing this you might inspire people to fight alongside you. For instance, our U.S president had made a remark after NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick took a knee to the national anthem that said, “If any NFL player takes a knee during the national anthem get them the @*#% out of the arena!” In response to the comments made by the president many other professional athletes started to take a knee during the anthem and others have stayed in their locker rooms. Kaepernick inspired these athletes to take a stand against the commander and chief of the country they live in as a way to tell him that the actions he has taken is hurting their country. In my personal opinion, people should take a stand and not stay silent and use their
What should be done for racist sports mascot’s name? Is it right for a team to be called “Redskins?” Adidas thinks no. In an article titled “Adidas Pushes to Change Native Mascots, Pledges Help to High Schools,” by the Newsela staff, published on November 9th, 2015, Adidas and other groups are trying to make Native American team names a thing of the past. This a movement that is sweeping the nation as California and Oregon have bans on the term “Redskins.” In my opinion, it is wrong for a team mascot to be racist in any way. Let’s abolish Native American mascots.
Should we sing the National Anthem at Games? By Peyton Levi “Hey you, stand up”! Won’t you take a moment to respect a song that 15,000 Americans died for? This issue that people are not respecting the national anthem is a growing problem in America and it needs to be stopped. We should also honor the way this song was created in a harsh battle with the British to inspire our national anthem.
Jai Khurana D-Block Close-Up Codd Reverence or Remembrance? The protests in Charlottesville over the statue of Confederate general Robert E. Lee reignited the fight between white supremacists who supported the monument and liberal people who wanted the statues to be taken down. Also, lots of other cities have Confederate monuments and can’t decide what to do with them. The solution to these issues is to remove them from public spaces and put them in museums dedicated to recognizing the mistakes we made during the Civil War and honoring those who died. The reason why the Confederate monuments need to removed is they fuel the hatred of white supremacists because of how it represents slavery and inequality.
The issue of the Native American mascots used by sports teams such as baseball, football and hockey in the United States were first brought up by Native American Civil Rights Movement in the 1960’s. The movement had protested the use of Native American related references in two teams in particular, the Cleveland Indians and Washington Redskins. The Cleveland Indians had used Chief Wahoo as their sports logo, whereas the Washington’s use of “Redskins” as their team name is still, to this day, controversial due to the nature of the name as a derogatory slang (King, 2010.) It is unclear how or why such names were picked out as sports teams’ names and mascot or logo, but it is seen that European Americans in the 19th century has started the ‘trend’ of doing so. Fraternal organizations as well as institutions had adopted words or materials belonging to the culture of the Native American peoples, which undoubtedly allowed us to conclude the origins of many nicknames, mascots and symbols of present day sports teams’ names.
An example of this is that Donald Trump is trying to get rid of Muslims from our country. Ever since 9/11, Muslims have been taking segregation problems. That is not fair because not every Muslim is a terrorist. According to CNN “Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump called Monday for barring all Muslims from entering the United States (cnn.com).” These are his plans if he becomes president. He wants to build a great wall to block out all immigrants.
These new laws have been proposed for years, and will supersede the old laws that have been used for over a decade, which banned racial profiling for all federal law enforcement officials, but gave exemptions for national security and border investigations. In the article Matt Apuzzo and Micheal S. Schmidt shows the contradiction in Obama’s administration ideologies, due to the fact that at the border and airports they support the use of racial profiling to investigate civilians, but won’t permit it anywhere else in American soil. The contradiction in this new airport and border control policies show that at any intersection where immigrants of the US take place, rejecting them or profiling against them to prevent them from crossing into American soil is tolerable, but if someone is already in America that they are then given the right to no longer be racially profiled against. This ideology of treating potential on-American “looking” people different at airports and border crossings different is ludicrous because someone who is Caucasian, could be a lethal threat, or an illegal immigrant, but would fly under a radar because the infiltrators that are being suspected fit the “description”, that would fit a Caucasian
The Redskins, an American Football Team, needs to change their name. For years, many Native Americans have complained of the Redskins’ name being racist towards them. They say it does not hold honor to them, it instead reduces them to their skin color and how the pilgrims saw them as. The oppression that this nation has put their culture and people through must be addressed. In 1858, the government had directly taken the reserves given to the Native Americans for resources the nation had wanted.