Persuasive Speech On Freedom Of Speech

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The first amendment gives United States Citizens the right to protest and the freedom of speech. In Recent events a NFL football player uses the first amendment to speak up against police brutality that is happening in our “beloved” nation. Even though we have the first amendment, president Trump had no problem saying “Get that son of a bitch off the field right now!” (Li) however, Trump did not criticize the white supremacist in Charlottesville. It is shown that white people are able to protest with little worry compared to black people protesting.
For white people, they usually don’t have to worry about being harassed for what they believe. Most white people don’t notice that they have this privilege and other races do not. In the article “White Privilege and Male Privilege”, McIntosh also states that “I think whites are carefully taught not to recognize white privilege” and they are taught this so that if they don’t notice it, it is not a thing. Know that she have this right she says “I can criticize our government and talk about how much I fear its policies and behavior without being seen as a cultural outsider”. In the United States we have the first amendment and that is freedom of speech but that seems to be limited to one race, which also goes against the people’s rights. If a hate group can have freedom of speech so should a black man fighting for justice in the black community. Colin Kaepernick should not feel like a cultural outsider, which is what some

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