For example, When Michael Brown was killed there was a several marches around the country they all got national attention. In Martin Luther King’s speech he argues that people should stick to using non-violence instead of using violence to solving your problems: “So in the days ahead let us not sink into the quicksands of violence; rather let us stand on the high ground of love and non-injury.” The idea that we should use non-violence instead of using violence is better because if you start to use violence people are going to say they want change but they are harming our city 's, we cannot advocate violence because we want change to happen and we don 't want more people getting hurt. Indeed we should use non-violence because we will get national attention. Ultimately non-violence protests are better than violent protests because if we want to change something from happening we have to be civilized americans and not make things
It’s time to #TakeAKnee “We never get rid of hate by meeting hate with hate; we get rid of an enemy, by getting rid of enmity. By its very nature hate destroys and tears down.” Dr. Martin Luther King stated that the purpose of non-violent protest was not to get revenge but to change the heart of the enemy. Over the past couple of years America has begun to acknowledge police brutality as a serious problem. While state-sanctioned violence towards individuals of varying races of color is not new, the documentation through dash-cams and civilian cellphone footage has brought the brutality to light. From Ferguson to Tulsa to Baton Rouge, there have been countless cases of police brutality towards African-American men, women, and children.
When the school integrate, he was dead set against having them. With the help of the new Coach, who was also black, Gerry learned to accept his teammates and become a better football team because of it. By having Gerry go from discriminatory against his teammates who were black to accepting of them, Remember the Titans showed that through the guidance of others, people can change for the better. At the beginning of the movie, Gerry felt warry and threatened of his new teammates and didn’t want them to join the team. When talking to his current coach, he stated, “I don’t wanna play with any blacks on the team.
Unlike the Vietnam War, the missile crisis jeopardized the American way of life, which is why America acted. Former President John F. Kennedy, before meeting a gruesome death, addressed the issue that plagued the nation. In Kennedy’s Oval Office Address, he explains that since the end of World War 2, America “shows that we have no desire to conquer any other nation,” demonstrating America’s peacefulness (Kennedy). Although America will not invade any country, Kennedy’s actions to defend America from Cuban missiles should be the epitome of what every striving president should be. Not to interfere with foreign affairs, but if ever threatened America should be ready to defend
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.
I believe that the owners of professional sports teams should not require their players to stand for the National Anthem, but rather that NFL players should be allowed to take a knee or unite arms because this medium of protest is safer than others. These protests are bound to happen either way because of the social forum integrated into the U.S. that encourages the diffusion of these certain mindsets. Recently, there was a protest in Saint Louis regarding the acquittal of Jason Stockley who shot unarmed Anthony Lamar Smith. In the protest, objects, including bricks and broken clay pots, were thrown and resulted in the injury of police officers. Both of these protests plead the same argument, yet the way they are protested lead to totally different
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
Should football be banned because of injuries if Football was banned there would a lot of said players of football and fans.People are trying to ban football because of to many injuries.While football is a contact sport contact means injures what critics say jut supporters say New helmet technology is being made to stop head injuries,If football was banned many jobs would be lost like trainers and coaches and the players themself American football is too dangerous, and it should be abolished) Supporters state that football should not be banned . Critics state football should be banned because too many injuries . Key issues this this debate include: football will lose many jobs, and Money will be lost To begin When it comes to Football will lose many jobs supporters of ( football should be banned) believe Say that they should be able to find a job easy.. [1-2 sentences of supporting details from sources-] (Rollason, Will. "We Are Playing Football: Seeing the Game on )People who say football should be banned state that finding a new job shouldn’t be that hard because they went to college. (Rollason, Will.
Hey, banning football is a really interesting topic. In the article Should Football be Banned explains why people think it should or shouldn't be banned. I know that there are two sides to this question. Both sides provide reasoning for whether their answers are yes or no. They also both provide facts that back up the reasoning for each answer.
Can we make this sport safe without ruining the thrill? Solving this problem involves not only educating the public, but also eliminating head-first tackles and providing better equipment. Undoubtedly, football is a difficult, treacherous sport but currently no measures are being taken to improve players’ safety. Small things could make a big difference in the NFL. People are getting hurt before our very eyes, and we don’t do a thing about it, we should be appalled our lack of action and let it motivate us to make improvements and needed
Concussions themselves are a controversial topic simply because of their destructive forces on the lives of everyone, ranging from people who tripped and fell a little too hard, to people who make a career of hitting other people as hard as they possibly can. There are many people opposed to the idea of football’s inherent violence, yet advocates of the sport claim that removing the factor of colliding would make a completely different sport that cannot even be called football, which itself has become so ingrained in American society that it practically owns a day of the week from Week One of preseason to the closing seconds of the Superbowl. The fact remains though that if football were to suddenly cease existing, many people would be jobless,
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick is standing up for people who he feels are being mistreated or are unable to correct the wrongs being done to them. When he chose to sit, (or kneel) for the National Anthem, he was doing so knowing it would bring himself and his message to the country. His overall goal is to stop police brutality and bring about a better tomorrow. I wholeheartedly agree with Kaepernick idea and goal. Many people hear about police brutality and about suspects being killed while trying to flee.
One of those games being the 1981 divisional playoff game where Tony had 169 total yards of offense and 2 touchdowns. However, the Dolphins did not win that game and were eliminated from the playoffs. Tony played for the Dolphins for 9 years before retiring. He retired with 3,543 rushing yards and 16 rushing touchdowns and 3,592 receiving yards also with 16 receiving touchdowns. He also passed for 61 yards and a touchdown.
In the sports article, “49ers Fans Burn Jerseys Over Player 's Refusal To Stand During Anthem”, Washington post claims that Kaepernick 's fans disagree with his actions, by burning his jersey. The article then mentions a few players and/or officials who support his decisions to kneel while the national anthem plays. Furthermore, Kaepernick 's action did not physically harm another individual. It is then argued, Kaepernick has a right such as the other individuals who reside in this nation, as an American we have freedom of religion and freedom of expression. Washington post concludes, with Kaepernick 's opinion, approval is not the reasoning behind this, but instead standing up for those who are