• I feel like the athletes that are kneeling during the national anthem are right as far as the motive but have the delivery. It’s very understandable that people feel like they’re trying to disrespect the military

    • Charles,
      This topic has been flooding media lately. I have had conversations with almost half of my teachers about this subject, not to mention a popular dinner conversation topic. I think you nail what’s going on with you statement, “One thing people are failing to realize that is that they aren’t trying to disrespect anyone, but they’re trying to bring attention and light to a nationwide problem that is being looked past way to easily.” This is a peaceful protest, but people can’t seem to get over the method. I think this source, http://uscode.house.gov/view.xhtml?req=granuleid:USC-prelim-title4-section8&num=0&edition=prelim would be helpful because it speaks about what is disrespectful to the fag. Many of these things happen commonly and no one is getting up in arms about them. I would enjoy to read whatever you post next.

    • Dear Charles,
      This specific topic has been widely discussed, and is very important to be addressed. This is highly important because many people don’t understand what even happened, and they should be keeping up with news stories to be more diverse in knowledge. On the other hand, others know exactly what happened and why and either act out and escalate the issue, or turn the other shoulder.
      Something that really stood out to me in your article was, ” People don’t understand because they have never had an encounter with social injustice but they should still understand that people are getting killed by the very task force that is supposed to be protecting and serving us.” This stuck out to me because, I feel in one way or another, small or big everybody has had to deal with injustice, because that’s just how the world is today. Everyone is always affected it just might be abstract.

    • Charles,
      I have read a couple of articles that focus on this topic. And I agree with your view point. I believe that people are rushing to judge the NFL players, when in fact it has nothing to do with disrespect toward the soldiers. The NFL players have the right to protest for what they believe in, President Trump should not be tweeting saying that they should be fired. You might like the post https://www.youthvoices.live/2017/10/03/america-is-failing/ . It is very similar to yours but it adds on to the discussion.
      Thank you for you thoughtful post.

    • This specific topic has been discussed, and is very important to be addressed. This is highly important because many people don’t understand what even happened, and they should be keeping up with news stories to be more diverse in knowledge. Many people see that skin color is the big difference and that on the outside you should be treated how you look and this is a huge diversion of rights.

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