John RodriguezICW Research Journal9 October 2018General Topic: NFL Kneeling Research Question: Should NFL players be allowed to kneel during the national anthem? Additional Questions: Why are the players kneeling during the national anthem?What types of penalties can you face for kneeling? Why do people feel so strongly about this?How come the players can’t do what they think is right? What are some of the players protesting about?Should Colin Kaepernick be allowed to play again?Background Information: This NFL movement started with Colin Kaepernick in 2016 when he decided to protest for racial injustice but obviously people don’t agree with Colin such as President Trump who has stated that any players or owners that support that movement should be fired. This topic slurred up so many conversations pretty much there are two different viewpoints on this topic from the research that I gathered up.
One way of seeing this topic is from the President Trumps view and people who agree with him saying that players who protest are being disrespectful not only to the flag but to our fellow soldiers who fought for our country and freedom which could be true in some people’s eyes. But then there is another way on seeing this topic and it’s from the players who protest such as Colin who started this movement and other coaches and staff members. They see it as fighting for your rights and following the first amendment of freedom of speech. Players are protesting for different reasons some for police brutality and racial injustice people agree with them as well not everyone is against them they feel like its their right to fight for what they believe in and shouldn’t be penalized for it. But there is a national anthem rule that the NFL put in that says that if you protest during the anthem you will be fined player, coach, staff member and others see it as not fair.
Players can choose to protest by not coming out of the locker room because of that rule they have in the league. Web Source:”From Kaepernick sitting to Trump’s fiery comments: NFL’s anthem protests have spurred discussion.” Washingtonpost.com, 20 Sept. 2017. Opposing Viewpoints in Context, http://link.galegroup.
com/apps/doc/A505603229/OVIC?u=mtec_main;sid=OVIC;xid=fbd8c617. Accessed 29 Oct. 2018. In the article “NFL anthem protest have spurred discussion” talks about how Colin Kaepernick started the movement in 2016 to protest police brutality and this started a big discussion and as some see it as an issue.
Over the past thirteen months players have joined Colin in his movement and President Trump was talking about how if players do this they should be fired players, staff, coaches all included. This article talks about how other players feel about the president and this issue.C: This web source was published in September 20th of 2017.
Most importantly, the information is still current and not out-of-date. R: This source helps answer one of my questions and this is helpful because it’s a good website and information is accurate. A: Education: University of Florida, BA in Political Science; University of Chicago, MA in Social Sciences. Bryan Flaherty is a digital editor in Sports. He works on breaking news and social media.
Previously he ran The Post’s swimming blog covering the sport at all levels, from high school through Olympic athleteA: The information about NFL Kneeling is factual and can be verified in other sources. This article provides accurate. Information about my topic and looks credible.
P: The purpose of this information is to inform people about the issues and the development of the NFL protest for players and staff and even coaches. The authors point of view shows both sides on the topic. Database Source #1:Mike Jones, et al. “NFL Anthem Policy Will Hardly Silence Players.” USA Today. EBSCOhost, ezproxy.madisoncollege.edu/login?url=http://search.
Accessed 29 Oct. 2018.In the article “NFL anthem policy will hardly silence players” talks about how Colin Kaepernick started the movement in 2016 to protest police brutality and this started a big discussion and as some see it as an issue. Over the past thirteen months players have joined Colin in his movement and President Trump was talking about how if players do this they should be fired players, staff, coaches all included.
This article talks about how other players feel about the president and this issue. And how players will have to follow the national anthem rule, but they won’t be silenced. According to Jerry Jones the Dallas Cowboys owner says that “fans so enraged by the perceived acts of anti-patriotism can stop wringing their hands over the matter. Instead, they can enjoy the anthem in their way and zero in on football.” That’s one way people look at it but in other prospective such for as the players like Richard Sherman says “”There are still plenty of ways to use our voice and platform and to try to quiet the voices in such a forceful way will be sure to have mixed reviews.” There are two different views on looking at this topic and other see it as an issue.C: This database source was published 05/24/18 so it is very current.
R: The information relates to my topic and gives firsthand experience from players who are in the league and owners and even the president and it shows different viewpoints on the topic.A: Mike Jones is an NFL columnist for USA TODAY Sports, proud dad, youth sports coach, and an aspiring BBQ Pitmaster. The Warrenton, Va, native previously covered the Washington Redskins for The Washington Post, and the Washington Wizards for the Washington Times. A: The information presented in this source is supported by evidence and is free of any errors. The information is accurate and I really didn’t find any grammar errors.P: The purpose of this source is to raise awareness about the issue or topic about NFL kneeling and how others feel about it and the author states facts and can show that this is a credible source. Database Source #2:”NFL kneeling sparks local discussion.” Jacksonville Journal-Courier Jacksonville, IL, 1 Oct.
2017. Opposing Viewpoints in Context, http://link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/A507606772/OVIC?u=mtec_main&sid=OVIC&xid=f2b1cc10. Accessed 29 Oct. 2018.The article NFL Kneeling Sparks Local Discussion” by Samantha McDaniel’s-Ogletree discusses The big debate of this topic is NFL players kneeling during the national anthem and people find it disrespectful because they say its disrespectful to the flag and to veterans that fought for our freedom. This whole movement started with a man named Colin Kaepernick who Kneeled during the national anthem in a football game about police brutality.
He doesn’t even play in the NFL because of this reason which is not fair. This topic is so popular right now that even President Trump got involved he thinks that kneeling during the anthem is very disrespectful and players who do it should be fined or face some sort of consequence. ” Nelson said.
“I’m in support of the protest when they are protesting a specific wrong, but when it is just to show loyalty and unity, I don’t see the point to it.” That is one perspective of someone saying that he respects the protest if it stands for something to stand up against but not just for unity. ” Ruth Linear said she is in support of the NFL players who are kneeling during the National Anthem because it is in protest of injustice for minorities. “It is supposed to be liberty and justice for all, but for a black person, there is no liberty or justice for most,”. Her point of view is that she sees the reason why players are standing up for what they believe in rather than being punished for protestingC: This article was published in October 1st, 2017. Although this information is a year old.R: This source helps answer one of my additional questions.
It also explains how this whole topic started and what others had to input on this discussion. A: She is a journalist for serval different sources such as my journal courier, Firerescue1, Alton telegraph and many more. A: The information about NFL Kneeling is factual and can be verified in other sources. This article provides accurate.
Information about my topic and looks credible. P: The purpose of this information is to inform people about the issues and the development of the NFL protest for players and staff and even coaches. The authors point of view shows both sides on the topic.