A controversial topic currently circulating throughout the media and society, is professional athletes kneeling during the National Anthem. In my opinion, this is a completely useless, unnecessary action done just for attention. The theory behind the action is supposed to represent unity. Unity is not achieved by causing controversy, but it’s achieved by coming together and supporting each other when times get tough.
This article was written by Paul Callan and in this article he discussed about NFL players locking arms or kneeling in protest during the playing of the National Anthem at football games. Callan discussed that athlete do not have the legal right to protest at football games unless their employer gives them consent. Private employers can suspend players who decides to protest on the field during the National Anthem. He then talked about how there’s a lot of individuals who perceive it as a form of dishonoring the flag and troops. Callan seems to be one of those individuals who is siding that the NFL players are being disrespectful by writing the counter arguments that NFL players are just exercising their guaranteed rights and saying that it’s
The football that we know today started in 1922 when the American Professional Football Association change its name to the National Football League. The team with the best regular season record was the champion. in 1960 a second national football league was started to compete with the NFL. Eventually it ended up the being two conferences to make up the NFL, the American Football Conference and the National Football Conference. The two implemented a system of playoff games and the champions of the two conferences went head to head in a game called the Superbowl.
Your article “NFL Protests: Stars Should Get off Their Knees and Lead a Constructive Conversation on Race” touches upon a recent event that has occurred not too long ago, involving an NFL player and the president of the United States. People need to focus more on stronger protests, rather than sticking to something simple that will probably not lead to much change. Kneeling down while singing the national anthem will lead to major consequences. To some extent I agree with your claim— stronger and louder actions, such as protest, will lead to a change.
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
Recently, there has been much debate over an athlete's right to stand or kneel during the national anthem. The protesting of the national anthem began back in 1968 when two US Olympic track athletes stood during the national anthem with a raised fist to raise awareness of black power during the times of racism and inequality. In Louis Jacobson’s article about the controversy, he stated, “The recent controversy over the national anthem came back up in 2016 when NFL player Colin Kaepernick sat during the anthem before a game.” This problem has filtered down to the high school level. It is against a citizen’s rights to keep him or her from kneeling.
Essay: NFL Protests Latent and constructive political life in the United States are agreements on basic political principles but disagreements over the obstacles and objectives of government. Most Americans assert the principles of liberty, equality and democracy. Ethics mold citizens of the world and define their sense of what it right & wrong, foundation of their character, and individuality. If all individuals within American society were to never find contentment within one another’s values, then it would be difficulties communicating with one another. On the other hand, sharing broad values does not guarantee unity amongst citizens.
I agree with you I don’t have an emotional attachment to American Culture. I don’t get offended when someone don’t respected American National symbol since these symbol have different means to each person and these symbol don’t help me to feel connected to something outside of my own community or family. For example with Colin Kaepernick scandal when he sat down during the anthem I was not offended and was kind of happy about it since as American we need to challenge our value and belief of what it mean to be American on an individual and nations level
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.
When it comes to muscle, generally males tend to be the leaders, as studies showed estrogen-b and testosterone speed up muscle mass faster for men, so a sport like football all about shoving and pushing may seem like a good idea, but when it comes to woman it is a whole different story. It may seem sexist, but male skeletal systems were build for building muscles, but anyone determined enough will be able to match strong men, as there are female bodybuilders. Should women be allowed to play football with men if they please, or should they have their own separate league to make it fair. With my evidence, women should not be allowed to play with men because men have stronger bodies, and because it would get very crowded. John hopkins medicine research shows that the more contact there is in a sport, the less injuries there is.
In 2015, 102 unarmed black citizens were killed unfairly by police, in 92 of those cases the police walked away without charges. Blacks are being killed at 5x the rate of whites and 3x the rates of hispanics, this is a serious problem. Colin Kaepernick (a quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers) was the first to stand up against this issue, by taking a knee during the national anthem of multiple NFL games. This has brought huge attention to an overwhelming issue in America. It has also brought loads of controversy to people everywhere who are now taking after Kaepernick and protesting during the national anthem, some people say that this is disrespectful to everyone who has served in the armed forces because they are not showing pride for our
“Football kickers are like taxi cabs. You can always go out and hire another one.(Football)” This quote from Buddy Ryan is just one of many that ridicule kickers as worthless and easily replaceable. All of the time, this country, the United States argues about women or other races being scene as objects rather than real people. I would say that it is about time American football kickers are added into this mix of discrimination, and stand up against all of those who oppose kicking.
All across this great nation of ours, from the smallest rural farm towns to the sprawling mega metropolises; one would be hard-pressed to find any community without a contingent of fans of the black and gold. The Pittsburgh Steelers are arguably ones of America's most beloved sports franchises. They may even be at the top of that list. And for those who do not wave the terrible towel, they may not understand why.
Asked to research and observe an example of a fallacy, I chose a topic that can be argued from both sides also a currently rather popular subject in our nation. Not only is this topic causing a large amount of controversy, it also seems to be bringing out the ignorance in some while others are only peacefully protesting what is considered important to them. This fallacy being rather NFL players kneeling during the national anthem is disrespectful or not. In my opinion, I suppose this subject commits the fallacy bandwagon fallacy. This fallacy means a concept is considered to be true since plenty of people believe it is true.