First of all, what is civil dissobedience? According to Henry David Thoreau, the author of "Civil Disobedience" , it is the act of opposing to unjust laws ot rules on a civil way. In my own words it is to fight for our rights as human beings in a human way, without having to involve violence.
Sup teacher, today I'll be talking about an amazing man called Colin Kaepernickle and how he took a part on today's civil disobedience.
Thoreau’s essay made such a big impact on today’s society because it encouraged movements like Martin LutherKing’s and Gandhi’s. It also made people realize today that we shouldn’t stay down upon unjust laws or acts from the government.Thoreau’s essay made such a big impact on today’s society because it encouraged movements like Martin LutherKing’s and Gandhi’s. It also made people realize today that we shouldn’t stay down upon unjust laws or acts from the government.
Henry David Thoreau showed his act of Civil Disobedience by refusing to pay taxes because it was funding the acts of slavery in those times.
Civil Disobedience is something that we should all take into consideration going into the future of society because it's unacceptable to be on the 21st century and still throwing tear gas to solve problems.
Now you may be wondering why I am on the middle of a football field. It's because today I brought a special guest that will talk about his take on Civil Disobedience on the 21st century.
This is Colin Kaepernickle, a NFL quaterback player and activist who used his fame to spread awarness and peacefully protest against police brutality and social inequality.
This all started on San Diego, California where Kaepernick got a picture taken of him sitting on the bench during the national anthem, while his teamates were standing up. he received a ton of backlash, including booing everytime he snapped the football for another play. After the game he told the reporters It is to protest the injustices that are happening in America, the oppression that is happening in America,"
Kaepernick on the same year, proceeded to kneel during the national anthem joined by his teammate Eric Reid, and they ccose to kneel because soldiers take a knee infront of a fallen brother's grave to pay respect", he said. Like i mentioned before, he received a lot of backlash but also a lot of support from the African American comunity. On the other hand he was viewed as "disrespectful to the country and flag" by many people. He said to the press " I am not anti-American, I love America, I love people, that's why I am doing this, I want to help make America better."
"To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.""I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,"