Football fans can call Colin Kaepernicks’ protest treacherous, heroic, or oxymoronic. What really matter is the massage that Colin Kaepernick set behind his protest. Kaepernicks’ protest may have offended many, but it was the right thing to do. Whether Kaepernick protest is loved or hated, the one thing that is true is that it brought more attention on the issue of police brutality. 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.
Within these few sentences, President Johnson makes it fear that this was not right and will be made right. It is almost as he is shaming the nation for committing such actions. “It is wrong -- deadly wrong -- to deny any of your fellow Americans the right to vote in this country.” (Johnson). As if he were speaking directly to racists, he bluntly notifies them of how wrong their actions are. President Johnson, without a doubt, allows his citizens to know he will no longer put up with racism, especially TOwards their neighbors.
When argued that the Second Amendment is purely to keep from disarming the state militias can not be entirely true, for it is said in the last half of the Amendment itself “the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed”. Meaning that we the “people” still have the right to keep and bear arms. The Bill of rights were set in place for American citizens, abolishing the second Amendment right would cause an uproar throughout our country. As is said everyone wants what they cannot have. For an example, in December of 1920 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. To begin with kneeling during the national anthem may seem as a disrespect to the flag and troops. “Another logical inconsistency is the outrage that it disrespects the troops” (Darbonne, Dawn).
To me, it just means that they have a different opinion than the ones presently represented. In the case of the Vietnam war, they weren’t hating America for fighting with the Vietnamese, they just disagreed with the choice of America. They were trying to protect their family members and their friends. People had brothers, sisters, mother, fathers, friends, all of them in the line of fire overseas. It wasn’t out of hatred that they were protesting, it was out of fear.
Following the audiences’ disapproval, the networks streaming the football games begin to show the anthem before the games— something untraditional to the usual Sunday night streams (Hoffman and Belson, “N.F.L. Anthem Protests”). The networks suddenly playing the national anthem before games suggest Americans are trying to undermine the political players against the anthem. Many Americans care deeply about what their favorite sports players represent and want the players’ political opinion to be like their own. Therefore, when a popular player’s opinion does not agree with their American fans, many Americans will try to separate sports and
Within every individual’s past, or even the past of a nation, there are certain parts that are attempted to be covered up. The desire to disguise the dissatisfactory is partially to blame on human nature. As individuals, no one wants to be looked down on for the negative parts of their past -- the same goes for nations as a whole. To be specific, every nation would like to try and cover up the darkness and the horrendous baggage from war times. No leader, army, or individual would like to discuss the murder and harm done during war.
Boycotting the NFL, angry disputes on twitter and hundreds of players kneeling for the national anthem is a direct result of Colin Kaepernick's original kick off of the kneeling during the national anthem on August 26th 2016. Additionally restaurants and bar owners have refused to stream the NFL games. Many people have declered their opinion on whether NFL players should be allowed to kneel on twitter with #TakeAKnee. President Trump has also claimed his disapproval of the protest on twitter. As a result of Kaepernick’s original protests many NFL players and teams are following Kaepernick’s lead.
Lastly, the drones debate has started people to rally across several different states because they are concerned about the safety of the country and they do not want robots flying over them. Drones have caused a lot of controversy but still drones should not be allowed in a country’s airspace. Think about the safety of your
They think it perhaps is “interesting.” How is it interesting if players are risking their health for a league to make a huge commission. This is a reason why football should be banned for people of all ages. Violence is not the answer to anything. It has been proven through studies. This violence can lead to violence off of the football field.