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.
Pat Tillman requested for the Army to not be involved in his funeral service through his statement, “ I don’t want them to parade me through the streets” (349). Jade Lane says that Pat was afraid of Bush’s people making a big deal out of his death if something were to happen to him. Pat thought it was unimportant to obtain an image in society. Instead, he just wanted to fight for his country and do something more than playing a sport and sitting on the couch. Pat had his clear goals and was determined to achieve them.
"Blush of dishonor" is shame that follows every soldier, shame which brought them into this war, and shame which they try to hide constantly. It is the biggest fear for every soldier to show their embarrassment and shame. The narrator mentions that this was the thing that brought them to war. This statement also proves that shame was motivation for all soldiers to go to the war. In war soldiers aren't dreaming about glory or honor, all they dream about is to hide their feelings, and it they don't hide them then they feel embarrassed, and they experience soldier's greatest fear.
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.
In the sense of this connection between the documentary and the piece that Martin Luther King Jr. wrote, Barry Switzer had accepted the penalty of losing Marcus Dupree after a year. 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.
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
Over all if we did pass a law saying that there shouldn’t be any more Confederate Flags, it’s almost like ghost. Whether they do pass a law people will still believe that there is nothing wrong in hanging a Confederate Flag. While the flag is generally negative towards many people it is still widely accepted throughout the states. Part of this has to do with the freedom of speech. I believe it would be fine to personally display the flag, however do not put it on official buildings or capitals.
Colin Kaepernick 's right to protest is not being used in the most effective manner it could be. He is kneeling during the National Anthem, which is highly disrespectful to the men and women who risk their lives to give him his right to protest. He is protesting minorities are under siege in the United States and are not granted the same opportunities as non-minority groups. The recent police shootings on African Americans specifically is Kaepernick 's main protest against. All U.S. citizens are effected by this protest because it is so controversial, it could start a race war on a National Level that can be prevented.
My reasoning for this is because if John proctor was to let them hang the letter on the church door his name would be rotten in the community for life and that’s why he he says I’ve given you my soul now leave me my name he’s basically does not want his name or his family 's name to be rotten in the community Them john proctor says ”I have confessed myself is there no good penitence but it be public god does not need my name nailed upon the church god sees my name god knows how black my sins are it is enough”. This quote just tells you how important his name is to him he says god already knows it does not need to be posted upon the church door because if it is them everyone will see the confession with his name on it and in their community being a witch will have everybody you know hated. My final piece of evidence is when john said ”I have given you my soul leave me my name”!
They made offensive holding a penalty. Offensive holding is where the lineman holds the defensive lineman to where he can’t go by him. But isn`t that the offensive lineman`s job to block the defense and protect the ball. After a while the defense starts to complain and cry to the referees and they eventually throw a flag. The referees wouldn’t throw a flag if the offence was complaining, so why should they for the defense.
Direct violence is of course, one-on-one physical violence, which is not present in this conflict. But what is present is both structural and cultural violence. Structural violence is described by Burton as damaging deprivations caused by the nature of social institutions and policies. (Burton 1979) The players are suffering not only as a result of the NFL’s suppression of information about the extent of damage done by MTBI but also the NFL’s protocol for dealing with concussed players and their return to play.
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.
The most influential organization to chime in is the National Congress of Native Americans. They partnered with the United Church of Christ in an effort to abolish all names and mascots relating to their ancestors. How is it that the Redskins name stays intact with all of these high powered organizations going against it? Despite all these reasons to change the name of the football team, there are many supporters for the name Redskins.
Solving this problem involves not only educating the public, but also eliminating head-first tackles and providing better equipment. Undoubtedly, football is a difficult, treacherous sport but currently no measures are being taken to improve players’ safety. Small things could make a big difference in the NFL. People are getting hurt before our very eyes, and we don’t do a thing about it, we should be appalled our lack of action and let it motivate us to make improvements and needed