Persuasive Essay On Police Brutality

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Kneeling The President tweets; Trump, Donald (realDonaldTrump) “The issue of kneeling has nothing to do with race. It is about respect for our Country, Flag and National Anthem. NFL must respect this!” September 17, 2017, 7:39 a.m. This is what most of his followers think as well. For almost all Americans the flag is a representation of freedom and a united country. To some Americans it’s also a representation of what the military has sacrificed for our freedom. When the football players kneel, some Americans believe they are disrespecting the military and the country. To others it the military has very little connection to the flag. Racial injustice has been a very large part of the past 200 years in America. There have been many incidents recently where unarmed black men are being killed by police. Police brutality has become an issue in the inner cities of America and has been coming to the media more recently. The football players want to speak for those who don’t have a large voice. They’re trying to help reduce the amount of racism in this country by bringing awareness. African Americans have had to deal with racism in this country for a long time. After the Civil Rights Act of 1964, African Americans in this country knew they still had to keep fighting. After the Civil Rights act in the 1960s African Americans still were discriminated against in almost every aspect of society. Many were unable to get a job because many businesses would not hire them because of

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