While people believe kneeling during the National Anthem is disrespecting the country 's ideals, I believe kneeling during the National Anthem is not disrespectful. The United States is not living up to its ideals of freedom, liberty, and justice for all no matter their race. Athletes are bringing awareness by a peaceful protest, which is protected under the first amendment for those who are oppressed. My cousin, a veteran, has also influenced my view on this situation. Seeing my own family member put their life in danger to save millions of others does not add up to someone kneeling on the sideline during the National Anthem.
Holly Pryle Emily Chappell English 121 22 March 2018 Kneeling for the Anthem Every American child is raised with the knowledge that they were born in a country that by law gives them freedom of self-expression and the right to protest. However, this right does not mean that people must agree with you and in many cases, groups wind up at odds over differing opinions. Over the past few years America has seen many examples of this, most notably football players protesting injustice by kneeling during the anthem. This form of protest has sparked much controversy and has caused more harm than good. The protesters have divided their fans and disrespected the nation.
Why are the NFL football players kneeling during the American anthem? Their intention is not to belittle the flag. The flag is not what these football players are fronting. It’s the concern of police brutality. Personally, I cannot stress this enough.
In the 2016 NFL season, Kaepernick made a political statement by taking a knee during the national anthem. This sparked a national controversy causing many people to show disgust while causing others to support his decision. According to the Washington Post, when asked the reason behind his protest, Kaepernick
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 colors of the flag all having different meanings and represent freedom, pride, and justice.
Through this source we can see, that although Nixon was concerned by the Anti-war movement, he refused to alter his policies to satisfy them. This adequately proves that the Anti- war movement didn’t have a didn’t have a direct influence on Nixon’s Indochinese policy. Contrarily, One could argue that because he mentioned the Anti-war movement at all he was indeed effected by them, however this is more of an indirect impact, and doesn’t demonstrate a direct influence of policy. This source shows that President Nixon refused to listen to the
Kneeling during the national anthem is completely irrelevant to the problem trying to be addressed. It only has caused disruption and arguments. People supporting the cause believe they are being treated unfairly in some way, but if you ask anyone, any group, or minority, they’re going to tell you how they’re being treated
During the first three preseason games of the 2016 NFL season, Colin Kaepernick formerly quarterback of the San Francisco 49ers sat through the national anthem in protest of police brutality towards African American individuals. When asked about it, Kaepernick said, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of colour.” News outlets immediately attacked
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. To begin with kneeling during the national anthem may seem
Luckily enough my American heritage is within the restriction you tried to place. If you would like to fact check this I encourage you to speak with my parents. I did not appreciate how you had changed your mind in an attempt for me to no longer bring in an American flag. I would have to say this is a form of inequity as you had said you would allow Jonathon to bring in a Thai flag of which he is not even of Thai heritage nor of that ethnic descent. The point is I don't mind if Jonathan would like a Thai flag, however I do feel discriminated against when rules are bent so that it would not allow me to bring an American flag in.
Ali became one of the most hated people in the United States of America for protesting going to Vietnam. He was called to the courts to have the issue solved. Many people were surprised and upset that he did not want to fight for the country he was born, but the people did not have a real clue of why Ali was protesting the Vietnam War. Colin Kaepernick, with all of the recent killings of African-Americans in the United States, decided to sit during the National Anthem. He did this for the first two preseason games unnoticed.
President Donald Trump stated, “It’s important that NFL players stand for our national anthem next game. Respect our flag and our country!” The President is shocked when he witnesses people contempt those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for the freedom in this country and is not afraid to denounce it. The athletes are protesting their very own right to protest at all.
He says, ““it would be a betrayal of everything Reverend Pinckney stood for, I believe, if we allow ourselves to slip into a comfortable silence again.” He goes on to state, “That’s what we so often do to avoid uncomfortable truths about the prejudice that still infects our society.” This is a call to action by the president for the nation to not forget about this incident. We cannot become quiet about this disaster as we have done for many others. Pinckney would want us to work towards eliminating this bias. The group singing of “Amazing Grace” was one of Obama’s uses of pathos. This has a unifying effect and makes the speech feel heartfelt.
On May 23, the newlyweds, Ray and Janay, held a press conference with the assistance of the Ravens organization where Rice apologized for “The situation he and his wife were in.” His statements brought plentiful criticism to the Rice family and the Ravens organization (Key Events in the Ray Rice Story, 2014; Natta & Valkenburg, 2014). On July 24, 2016, the NFL suspended Rice for just two regular season games as punishment for his actions, which stirred up more criticism. However, in late August, the NFL admitted fault at taking the wrong approach and announced a new domestic violence policy (Key Events in the Ray Rice Story, 2014; Natta & Valkenburg,
Over the past several decades there have been many protestors against the use of this term for the NFL team in Washington D.C. The term “Redskins” has been used in reference to football since 1933 (“History”), but is it time for that to change? Many people say that the name “Redskins” is racist and offensive. Being under constant pressure, the Redskins are going to be forced to make a final decision on the name of their franchise. People all over the country are battling the name change from every day football lovers to