Kaepernicks’ choice to protest during the national Anthem has alarmed Americans about the injustice of police brutality. Again, his protest has shown that respecting our soldier goes far beyond honoring our flag for 60 seconds, but that it takes us, the people to implement and use our constitutional rights that were fought for. Also, Colin Kaepernicks’ protest highlighted societal flaws, and encouraged the American people to push for justice on the issue of police
King’s speech is a powerful and it gives a different view to the war in Vietnam. King was against everything about war and what it mean. He was against the way America did not help the poor in its own country, but it aids a war that is causing many deaths and is ruining lives on both sides of the fight. King provided several steps in his speech that he though America should make to get out of the conflict. King wanted to speak for both sides and wanted to be speak for the rest of the people that was also against the violent
Now, one might argue that because of the fact that the NFL ignored the fact that concussions were an issue that they have no right to continue operating. However, that was the mistake of Tagliabue, a former commissioner. Robert Goodell, the current commissioner, has actually put forward a conscious effort to, among other things, protect the livelihood of the players. Opponents to the NFL may also argue that it took an external force to bring light to the situation; however it is very likely that eventually an internal case would have been undertaken, and the same results would have been found, equally unbiased. Finally, critics on the handling of the issue may claim that concussions are still very much a threat in the NFL.
The Civil Rights Movement was a movement that was fought for by people of colored skin. Black people were not treated as well as white people because they were thought of as being people who were poor, dirty, illiterate, and not worthy of being in this country. This is true for the Titans because there were these same beliefs on this football team as listed above. Coach Boone handled, and eventually defeated, racism on his team because he knew that it would hold them back (1), it would create a hostile environment for everyone on the team (2), and it would be a reminder of the real world (3). First, Coach Boone handled racism because he knew that it would hold them back.
He was later convicted for his stand against the war in Vietnam and for violating the United States Selective Service laws . His refusal to join the army showed that he stood for his religion and what he believed was right despite him being a black. This had an impact in America as it empowered individuals who did not support the Vietnam war and those who did not support the government laws or system (mainly black Americans) . Moreover, every major social equality Association and Pioneer at some point adulated Ali and shielded his choice to oppose the Vietnam War. Ali predecessors on sports were not actively involved in politics.
The players that kneel should be suspended or kicked from the team or some type of punishment. Everyone should show respect for our country wether they want to or not. Someone needs to stand up and do something about this. The National Football League thinks that it is alright to kneel during the National Anthem because they say there not disrespecting the veterans that proudly stand up to fight for our country they kneel because of Police officers treating blacks bad and to protest against the NFL’s owners and Mr. Trump. But kneeling during the National Anthem is rude and disrespectful because its meant to show respect for the people who fight for our country and who lost there lives for us to save
Football players know the risk they put themselves at every day and they have made a conscious decision that the risk is worth the reward. It is not right for people who are not players to argue it is too dangerous and not safe enough for anybody to play. In an article done by “Psychology Today,” they prove that is more likely a seventeenyearold will get a concussion in a car crash than playing football. Football may be a dangerous sport but there are many dangerous things in life, the best thing people can do is inform players and allow them to make their own
When the father’s asking Chris Borland to sign a football to his son, the situation appears to be a case where one person isn’t allowing another person’s judgment to have implications on one’s own decisions. After investigating cases where playing football and other sports had longstanding indemnities on players, Borland decided not to play football anymore. In order to accomplish what he wanted via football, Borland would have to be a more belligerent person than he wanted to be. However, for the son, he could accomplish exactly what he wants by playing football. Granted the son may enjoy playing football, there may be some risks involved.
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.
Colin has put his career and financial stability online to speak for those will lesser of a voice and bring worldwide attention to the issues that are affecting the black community. I know there were individuals who told Colin to give up his protest because it would have a negative effect on his football career but Colin decided that is message is more important than the potential loss of income. With death threats and the threat of losing employment in an area he has dedicated entire life to participate in, if not heroic it is honorable. So often the black community look for celebrities and athletes to take a stand against injustice, now that one has taken a stand will we stand with him. I asked the question is Colin Kaepernick a modern day hero because if he is a hero we should celebrate his heroism now, instead of after he has pasted or years after of historical protest.
Ever since 1997, the NFL Personal Conduct Policy has been holding back coaches, players, team employees, and game officials from having a personal life outside the sport of football. The policy states that any illegal, violent, dangerous, or irresponsible conduct will not be tolerated. It is also stated that NFL team members may endeavor to be people of high character at all times; they must show respect for others inside and outside of the workplace because every single one of their actions reflect on the NFL. In order for the NFL to uphold their extremely high standards, whenever violations of the policy occur, appropriate disciplinary action will arise. If a team member is convicted of a crime, they are subject to a degree of discipline.
By recognizing that this is a definite race issue that happens nearly everyday in America, our society then has to address the issue through the court system and within ourselves and our communities. Facing these flaws that we’ve created in our society is an intimidating and immense task and by addressing them we will forever change our own nature. When I found these flaws within myself, that I contributed to the prejudice and discrimination black people face, I became impassioned with the Black Lives Matter movement, but I also became more and more disheartened with the future. I realized that although my generation is more willing to change with the times, we are too young to change the system. These mixed emotions regarding what you’ve done, what you aim to achieve, and hope for the future, is what makes addressing this issue of race so hard to
Violence and Racism have erupted like a volcano in our society. Not only has it become a problem with the public, it has now become a problem in law enforcement. The very people who protect the public are mistreating citizens of their own country. Racist police brutality has become a controversial topic of modern times, with police killing innocent citizens. The stories have kept popping up so much that is starting to be recognized as a major problem.