This action caused an upset among students. Some students are in conflict on how to feel with the demonstration. People should not be disrespecting the flag for any
Kneeling during the national anthem is a form of peacefully protesting instead of choosing to stay silent and not have a voice. Former NFL player Colin Kaepernick who is currently a free agent brought the attention to “kneeling during the national anthem” when he decided to take a knee during a preseason game. Him kneeling brought an uproar of people who believed he was being “disrespectful” and “unpatriotic”, others believed he was being “brave” and a “hero”. Kaepernick had a reason for doing so, he was standing up for social justice and police brutality again African Americans. Significance of The Flag
The iconic design of the Stars and Stripes on the American flag has been a symbol of hope to every citizen in America since its making. Every time an American citizen sees these stars and stripes, they are reminded of their safe home in the United States of America. Every time a soldier sees the flag, they are reminded of what they are fighting for. They are fighting for the freedom that every citizen in the United States takes for granted, yet they still bravely fight for that freedom. As children, we were taught that Betsy Ross was the woman to thank for the flag that we see today.
Kaepernick’s actions were part of the Black Lives Matter movement, a movement supporting the activism over police shootings of black men. I support Kaepernick’s actions due to the understandings that there has been inequality and that people should be proud of the flag. Maybe its past and how it made its way to today, but that today isn’t all that different. “I am going to continue to stand with the people who are being oppressed”, Kaepernick says. Kaepernick has the “right to protest what he says is a flag “for a country that oppresses black people and people of colour.”
The red white and blue flag that was never supposed to touch the ground, now lies there, flames engulfing it turning it to ash . What feeling comes to mind when you think of that? Some people are angry by the fact, some shrug at the thought of this Nation’s Flag being burned. Those are two different tones/feelings, just like the ones in William J. Brennan’s Texas v. Johnson Majority Opinion and Ronald J. Allen’s “American Flag Stands for Tolerance.”
In the text “Texas vs Johnson”, on page 82. Justice Brennan says, the way to preserve the flag’s special role is not to punish those who feel differently about [nationhood and national unity]. It is to persuade them that they are wrong. Military people don’t feel strongly about people burn are nations flag because they where the ones you protected our flag. Some people do burn flags but they do it to retire the flag.
Individuals feel that no problems exist about racial equality or social injustices. Some argue that protesting the national anthem is like protesting the country and our veterans. Kneeling is not about disrespecting the military or the veterans. It is about trying to get the country, people in government, to open their eyes to all of the turmoil going on around the world. People are distraught, upset and sick of the violence, police brutality, social and racial injustices going on.
Our flag represents our country and the freedom we have. If we protest our flag what do would we want our flag to represent. And if they do feel oppressed protest it somewhere else not on a football field. What the NFL is doing is disgraceful, But last year Colin Kaepernick was kneeling during the pledge and the
As I recited the pledge of allegiance every day in school, I never really took into consideration what the United States stands for to me. I never acknowledged how much the flag means to our country. The United States flag is a symbol of freedom to all who live here. It shows how we are free to do what we please.
Finally, no I do not believe that the flag is a symbol of hatred or racism, but I do believe that some individuals do believe that, that’s what the whole history of the flag is based on. I believe that every individual should get solid facts/proof/knowledge on the topic and actually know what is going on, instead of believing everything that they hear and or see on the internet, TV, radio, ect… We already have enough problems in this world as it is. Know what you’re talking about and about your history before you open your mouth and make things an extremely bigger problem than it should
During a recent survey conducted by CNN showed that of the people polled, fifty seven percent agreed that the flag represented pride and heritage while thirty three percent agreed that it represented racism. The disagreement over what the flag stands for is part of the issue. The flag does represent southern heritage and pride, but part of that rooted in racism and hatred towards African Americans and other non-whites. The flag is a great part of our American history and therefore should not be written off and forgotten. It should be taught, discussed and shown to all in classrooms and museums, but should not be
There weak argument is that the flag symbolizes hate and discrimination. They say that many racist people and groups use it, so it is a hate mechanism. Supports of the flag being taken down want try and erase the history of slavery and the civil war. I reject that the flag symbolizes hate and discrimination. So many people lost their lives for the flag and we are supposed to ingrown that?
The American flag is a symbol that every American is proud of, it also represents the ideas of liberty and equality. In the article “Dissent” it states, “If those ideas are worth fighting for – and our history demonstrates that they are – it cannot be true that the flag that uniquely symbolizes their power is not itself worthy of protection from unnecessary desecration.” It comes to show that our flag is our type of “role model” for us to be strong and defend our flag`s symbolic meaning.
It's routinely hauled out for Flag Day, and for other occasions. And yes, it's also been displayed from time to time by supporters of Donald Trump and by the Patriot movement, which includes some groups that promote white supremacist views. Forest Hills Schools parent Patricia Gerondale, whose son brought the Trump flag to the game, said the visiting students never intended any harm or intimidation. "It wasn't done to put anyone down or cause any negative feeling," she said, and carried "no message behind
As Winston Churchill stated, “The flags of the Confederate States of America were very important and a matter of great pride to those citizens living in the confederacy. They are also a matter of great pride for their descendants as part of their heritage and history,” but in present day, the American people are claiming the meaning of the confederate flag is hate and discrimination. In South Carolina, the confederate flag was taken down and will be placed in a museum after a heated debate stemming from a mass shooting of nine black churchgoers in a historical Charleston church during bible study. The vote was 103 to 10 in favor of removing the flag. The shooter was white supremacist, Dylann Roof.