Colin Kaepernick, the quarterback of the San-Francisco 49ers, chose not to stand for the National Anthem at a recent National Football League game. Instead, he decided to express his unhappiness with the way African Americans are being treated by police, by kneeling to the ground. This was his form of protest and attempt to convey his message about how he felt. Kaepernick does have the right to not stand for the National Anthem, however, it is disrespectful. People fight for our freedom, so why disrespect those men and women and an NFL game was not the right time or place to hold his protest.
This doesn’t sit well with all Americans. Kneeling and locking arms during the national anthem is uncivil and should not be tolerated because it disrespects soldiers, is rude to American citizens and shows younger generations it is okay when it is not. Soldiers are the reason we are free. If we was not free these NFL players would not be playing football and getting payed millions of dollars to do it. They go out everyday and fight for our freedom.
By first amendment rights, you can protest however you like, but it should not be on the job. You could lose your job, cause problems for your company, or league, and create an uproar with your clients, or viewers. The NFL is now seen as a football league that allows its players to protest our country on the job. Many Americans are very upset with the protesting because of it’s disrespect, and most people will not single out the players. They will look at the team, or the league, as a whole to blame for the protesting.
And they stopped just short of a good, mass cry.” Gehrig's speech inspired millions and also raised awareness for the crippling and sometimes life threatening disease that is ALS. Lou Gehrig forever changed the lives of the people at Yankee stadium that day by giving a speech that showed that the man known as the “Iron Horse” was truly made of
Sports teams should not use Native American names as trademarks or mascots because they promote negative stereotypes of Native Americans in society. These stereotypes reinforce negative views of Native Americans in society. These stereotypes can harm Native Americans by keeping these stereotypes alive in society. This creates negative impacts on Natives when they see these stereotypes . First , Native American names should not be used in sports because they promote negative views of Native
He did not let the hate of others and hurtful comments obstruct his view of winning and being the best he can be. “Robinson made advancements in the cause of civil rights for black athletes. In 1955, he helped the Dodgers win the World Series.” (biography 2) With Robinson paving the way, he opened doors for all non-white baseball players to get a chace ti live out there dreams in the major
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.
Each of these women labored for they statuses but are now only remembered as their single defining characteristics. The sad reality is that O’Flaherty will no doubt end up on this list of names to be remembered as the first openly gay Miss America contestant. In O’Flaherty’s case, she entered the competition fully aware and prepared for the attention the media would bring to her sexuality. Unfortunately widely covered media inadvertently sets a standard for the whole nation to glorify and focus on LGBT community members, solely because of their sexuality. Not only is the media coverage in conflict with O’Flaherty’s personal interests, it also shines an unnecessary spotlight on other members of the LGBT community that would prefer not to be defined by their sexuality.
They also say that it angers many people and shows division in our country. The kneeling for the national anthem has brought many controversy. Many say that the action has nothing to do with the military or ones in service, but with the inequality and revocation of our rights. “I’m not going to stand up to show pride in
Over the course of the past few weeks, multiple NFL players and teams have been kneeling, sitting, or raising their fists during “The Star Spangled Banner”. The players that have been participating in this state that it’s a movement to protest the racial injustice in America. In response to this movement, many people have stated that it is disrespectful towards the American Flag and the troops that are currently fighting and have fought in the past. Also, Donald Trump has stated that it is important for players to stand during the anthem, even going as far to say that those who do not stand should be fired. However, teams, like the Saints, have decided to kneel prior to national anthem and stand during the anthem.
In this case, the poem in the back of the woman in this magazine cover, was written by the founder of the Battling Bare campaign, wanting to share her emotions towards her PTSD husband and make a statement to the world how she’s the one helping him. It went viral and many military wives around the world started to do the same. It provided a feeling of satisfaction and joy for those who felt the same but could not put a label to what they were feeling. It shared the reality behind the men that come back from being deployed and going to war. On the other hand, ethos is another rhetorical tool the magazine used in this cover.
This is why the main colleges at the time, Yale, Harvard, and Princeton spoke up, on one side presidents hated it, but in the other side students loved it. In the fall of 1905 Roosevelt recognized that football was threatened. But football was not endangered for no reason, one magazine
At one point, Lou Anne even said that her dad was the first to notice she was showing signs that she was gay especially when his suspension were true when he found her letters she was writing to her secret partner. It was then, he made her talk to her mom, and instead of her mom accepting and embracing her daughter that this was a sign of her coming out her mom quickly snapped these horrible stories and scenarios on her if she was to live her life as a gay woman. From that point Lou Anne thought her mom was right so she thought about it, and she made the decision to live for other people so she can make them happy verse living for her and making herself happy. Not knowing the hardships and challenges that she had to endure over the course of her life, I personally thought one thing in her personal story was a little bit hard to grasp, was when she said, “No one wakes up and wants to be gay” to me I think the way society is and how being gaylesbian is defined in many ways her opinion about choosing to be gay is not quite the case anymore. Eventually, Lou Anne came to conclude her story, by telling us, “Find someone to tell your truth, your story, she continue to say when you find just one person to open up to and discuss your most deepest and darkest secrets, it can stop you from making a decision you’ll regret later on in
One case dealt with a gay man being teased at work for not being a manly man. Sonia along with two other judges agreed that he entitled to a trial based on his claim of a hostile work environment. When Sonia was appointed a Justice most people thought she might be the balance needed in the Supreme Court for equal rights for the LGBTQ community. When talking about same-sex marriage she has said "How does withholding marriage from one group — same-sex couples — increase the value to the other group?" (Liptak).
What the Star-Spangled Banner means to me The Star-Spangled Banner was about our victory against the British in Fort McHenry. It is about how through that whole battle, America didn’t give up and didn’t let our flag touch the ground. Before researching about the origin of the Star-Spangled Banner, i thought it was just our National Anthem. I thought that it was just a song we sing before sports games. But after reading about it it means a lot more to me.