Franklin was not the aggressor however he also did not resort to violence in means of self defense because he wanted to prove that he could stand his ground. The Long Walk Home had several characters that dealt with racism in the same means that Malcolm X did, both movies showed black men that were seen as criminals to white men because of their skin color. Each movie emphasized the harassment white people acted upon black people. In order for the characters in The Long Walk Home to adjust to their struggles, they found faith or friendship to keep them strong. For Odessa she continually went to church and listened to the preacher who inspired her to not ride the bus and continue walking home every day after work, no matter how much her feet hurt.
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.
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. Just as Martin L. King Jr. protested against the racial injustices years ago and non violently protested, students are finding other ways to stand up for what they believe in and what should be fair treatment for all.
This paper will attempt to demonstrate the positive aspects of Colin Kaepernick’s protest during the national anthem. I understand that this is a controversial topic, and many people do not condone Kaepernick’s behavior. However, this paper will provide research as to how Colin Kaepernick’s behavior has brought positive changes throughout society. Colin Kaepernick, now a free agent, was a former quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers. In the 2016 NFL season, Kaepernick made a political statement by taking a knee during the national anthem.
Are peoples’ opinions that you disagree with not allowed? This question has been heavily put to the test as football players have been swarmed with abhorrence. This anger has been brought to them through the protest that they have acted with, not standing or kneeling during the national anthem, in the past few years. Football players should be protected by the first amendment of the constitution, which is for free speech and protest. Football players should not be punished for their opinion and issue in which they protest in the United States because it brings awareness to society issues, use social status, and even though people disagree that the protest should not happen during the National Anthem.
His uses of the persuasive language of logos helps to explain that African Americans have waited too long to receive the freedom they very well deserved. This evokes sympathy in the clergymen and makes them realize a change must occur. On the contrary, King utilizes emotional appeal to explain to the church officials that the way African Americans were treated does not deserve praise: “I doubt that you would so quickly commend the policemen…if you were to observe them, as they did on two occasions, refuse to give us food because we wanted to sing out grace together, I cannot join you in your praise of the Birmingham police department” (para. 44). King implements the use of emotional appeal to convince his readers of clergymen that the Birmingham police force does not treat African Americans who were peacefully protesting as they
For instance, Eric Reid wrote in his article “Eric Reid: Why Colin Kaepernick and I Decided to Take a Knee” that he “remember[ed] thinking our posture was like a flag flown at half-mast to mark a tragedy” (Reid). Clearly, the protesters were not intentionally attempting to be disrespectful and view their actions as respectful, however, that does not change how they are viewed by others. According to Quin Hillyer, they should not “denigrate the symbols of a nation of good people” (Hillyer). Although the protesters feel they are being respectful they need to realize that from the opposite point of view their actions appear quite disrespectful (Hillyer). In addition, Eric also states that “we .
Switzer states that he regrets treating Marcus poorly because he could have been one of the best football players there has ever been. Civil Disobedience They way that Marcus Dupree retaliated against Coach Switzer was a form of civil disobedience. Civil disobedience is when the community or people of the community go against the authority. The authority in Martin Luther King Jr.’s speech was the fight against segregation. They did not have any civil and human rights.
Some of the audience may have been outraged when hearing the first few lines, but as the song continues we see that the elimination of such norms would result in a peaceful society. Lennon then continues and says, “Imagine there’s no countries It isn’t hard to do Nothing to kill or die for And no religion, too”. These lines acknowledge the Vietnam War, as people were dying for the sake of our country. Here Lennon establishes logos by using simple logic where if something didn’t exist then the result of that would disappear as well. Also, he establishes pathos and evokes emotion within his audience due to the comforting instruments played in the background along with Lennon’s soothing voice.
For years, the National Anthem has been seen as a sign of respect to those who have fought for our country's rights and safety. Standing and being quiet during the anthem has been a custom to the citizens of America at events like concerts and sporting events. Recently, many pro athletes have taken a stand against the racial problems in our country by kneeling during the National Anthem. Many see this as a peaceful form of protest, as opposed to not playing or beginning violence in games. But others have different opinions to the subject and have become enraged with the “lack of respect” that this displays.