#TakeAKnee: What are the implications of this cartoon? Refer to recent events and explain this cartoon in complete sentences. Explain what you feel will or should happen next.
9/25/2017 08:54:06 am
They are violating there natural rights by saying if they kneel they will be fired , according to the 1st amendment “the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances“ so that tells you they can exersice there natural rights.
9/25/2017 08:54:18 am
This greatly matters because the political cartoon illustrates a protest that many NFL players are against Trump and police brutality. This is implying that There's no liberty in American for some individuals. For example in the article, from many people like Donald Trump and his supporters, have criticized, attack, and discriminate those players who took a knee; due to them thinking that they are unpatriotic and terrorizing America. In truth the NFL players who are taking a new are practicing their first amendment right, which is the "Right to protest".
Isaias mendoza period 1
9/25/2017 08:55:26 am
This cartoon implicates that before a sports game and durning the national anthem a lot players are kneeling down to protest it. This is causing for Donald trump to be mad and feel disrespected when all the players are doing it using their first amendment. This matters because Trump thinks he is making America great again but all he is doing it making it worse.
Jakoby Crowfield p1
9/25/2017 08:57:33 am
"President" Trump deliberately antagonizes people to where a reaction must occur. His actions caused the NFL to have a reaction which was like a protest during the national anthem. Some teams didn't come out, as well a took a knee, and also locking arms.
9/25/2017 08:59:36 am
I feel like trump is taking all of this as a joke. The NFL players and everyone else have the right to protest. They feel disrespected and that there is no more liberty. It was childish what trump said about the NFL players they were just exercising their rights.
9/25/2017 08:59:59 am
This matters because she feels like their's no more Liberty anymore. In the article Running Back LeSean McCoy states, "I cant stand and support something where our leader of this country is just acting like a jerk". I think this running back has every right not to stand support donald because he hasn't been a good president lately, nor has he been making the best decisions for this country or any other country at that. So like statue Liberty and LeSean i would not stand either.
9/25/2017 09:48:55 am
The NFL players are taking a knee during the national athem due to the fact that the president does not enforce the laws that are in the Bill of Rights. They also are trying to send a message of a unity and being together. According to the Los Angeles Times, "... But we just wanted to send a message of unity and begin together and not standing for the disrespect and different ways guys felt." Therefore taking a knee matters because it shows how the NFL players practice their individual rights.
Joshua Quintanilla Period 2
9/25/2017 09:51:18 am
This cartoon matters because it is an implication of how our country has been against social injustice more specifically our athletes. Where they feel as a country, they haven’t been excercising the natural rights of “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness”. So in a way to protest that they take a knee or stay in the locker rooms during the national anthem. It’s a very controversial topic as Donald Trump has called these players “sons of b******” and suggest that they should be fired. First of all the lone fact of calling the players that is out right disrespectful and is contradicting the fact of how some people have been treated in this country.
9/25/2017 02:05:18 pm
I feel like this is just pure wrong . I feel like we should have the freedom that we deserve
Bryan Rivas P. 2
9/25/2017 09:51:51 am
This event matters because it shows that people are exercising their 1st amendment. The 1st amendment allows people to protest peacefully and that is what these athletes are doing. Athletes from various sports are taking knees, linking arms, or even staying inside the locker room during the playing of the national anthem. For example in the Los Angeles Times’ article it states: “ The Bills’ Lesean McCoy kneeling during the national anthem, said the president was “acting like a jerk.” I agree with him and the action that these athletes are doing. They are standing up for what they believe in by kneeling. They are trying to bring attention to the racial injustice that is happening in America.
Bryan Rivas P.2
9/28/2017 11:38:56 am
I still believe that athletes should take a knee during the national anthem. With my new found evidence from the article "Eric Reid: Why Colin Kaepernick and I decided to take a knee" it states "...including systemic oppression against people of color, police brutality and the criminal justice system." This quote shows hows the people are standing up to injustice and that is why these athletes are taking a knee.
9/25/2017 09:55:23 am
The 1st amendment gives all people the right of freedom of speech, protest, and religion. On the Los Angeles Times 9/25/27 states,” Treasury Secretary T. Mnuchin, On ABC’s “This Week”, declares that NFL players were welcome to express political opinions - off the field.” The 1st amendment does not include when or where people can protest. Therefore, NFL players and other sports have the right to protect in any way. I believer the trend of protesting during the national anthem will continue and more people will participate.
Ulices Luna Per 2
9/25/2017 09:55:32 am
This cartoon matters because it shows how liberty and the bill of rights is not being enforce. This also shows the protest with the NFL players and how they’re uniting. “...But we just wanted to send a message of unity and being together and not standing up for disrespect...”(Devin McCoutry). I feel that Trump has got himself into a big situation by calling these players out and that more athletes will join the protest.
9/27/2017 02:51:09 pm
I agree with ulices on this, nothings being done about the police brutality which in turn would have never lead to the kneeling in the first place.
9/28/2017 11:42:39 am
With my newly found evidence I could further explain that the protest untie the players. For example, "Faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.” I knew I needed to stand up for what is right.I approached Colin the Saturday before our next game to discuss how I could get involved",(Eric Reid). This shows how players are uniting towards protesting what they believe.
9/25/2017 09:55:45 am
The implication of this cartoon is to illustrate how this nation is no longer a nation that respects everyone's natural rights. The Statue of Liberty is kneeling one one knee exactly how a variety of NFL players did during the national anthem. As Lesean McCoy states in an article from Los Angeles Times: "I can't stand and support something where our leader of this country is just acting like a jerk." This quote illustrates how an U.S. citizen feels about our President and what our nation has become. As the Bill of Rights displays, our first amendment is the right to freedom of speech, which every U.S. citizen in inclined to have. All in all, everyone has the right to protest their feelings and voices about our society.
9/25/2017 09:56:26 am
The implications of this political cartoon imply the lack of unity of the U.S and complete neglect. People in the U.S are being criticized for their beliefs which is the complete opposite of what should be happening. For instance, the first amendment states " Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances." In other words, this states that the constitution of the U.S guarantees the right of free expression. Today, the NFL players are kneeling down as a sign of unity which is missing in today's society.
Shayla Jordan Period 2
9/25/2017 09:56:30 am
The implications of this cartoon is protesting against social injustice and racism. On September 22, 2017, the ignorant Donald Trump made some comments at a rally with a large number of white people in Alabama. The "Taking a Knee" protest started last year with a quarterback from San Francisco; Colin Kaepernick. This year, the "Take a Knee" protest expanded and lead to more sports protesting. The protest is either to kneel, sit down or link arms during the National Anthem, "... Both teams either knelt or locked arms..."
Shayla Jordan Period 2
9/28/2017 11:36:42 am
Colin Kaepernick was not alone when he first started the kneeling protest back in 2016. Kaepernick's 'partner' was Eric Reid, who was there to "promote" the protest against racism. Reid stated, "Colin Kaepernick chose to sit on the bench during the national anthem to protest police brutality. " At the time, unarmed African American's were getting murdered by police, left to right, which fueled the protest against the flag. "we could make a more powerful and positive impact on the social justice movement." Reid clearly stating that they want to be heard, but their doing it peacefully, but still getting bashed on the "disrespect". Therefore, I still agree with what I previously said, the "Take a Knee" protest is a peaceful protest that WILL continue until we get the rights we deserve.
9/25/2017 09:57:11 am
The statue of liberty is suppose to stand tall and proud for everyone to see. But this cartoon shows her kneeling with a distraught look on her face. What Trump said at that rally had ignited a protest all across sports. Team players have kneeled down, linked by the arms or not even there when the national anthem is being sung. This is a protest started by a football player Colin Kaepernick kneeled while the national anthem was playing.
9/25/2017 10:01:37 am
The significance of this cartoon is to send a message that the people's Natural Rights are not being protected. The Statue of Liberty is a symbol of freedom that illustrates the 1st Amendment; which is freedom to peacefully protest.The Bill of Rights ( 10 Amendments) was created to protect one's natural Rights correctly. The LA times article states ," Protests during the national anthem to draw attention to racism and social Injustice...". This shows that the anti-federalists were right about the Constitution.
Ashley Cortez Period 2
9/25/2017 10:01:37 am
The Bill of Rights consist of ten Amendments which gives people rights. Particularly, the 1st Amendment involves freedom of religion, speech, press assembly, and petition. An article from Los Angeles times by Robert Gauthier brings up an issue that happened on Sunday and Trumps viewpoint on the way that many NFL players disrespected the National Anthem. The cartoon implicates that Donald Trump is being antagonist over individuals Natural Rights. The Statue of Liberty symbolizes freedom and in this case Donald Trump is breaking the freedom to act, speak, or think the way one pleases.
9/25/2017 11:38:23 am
Donoald Trump makes a comment about the NFL because they sat down n kneel down for the national anthem.So sunday all the football players in the NFL kneel and joined arms too protest in respond to what he said.
9/25/2017 11:39:24 am
The significance of this cartoon is for people to see that our natural rights are not being protected. The statue of liberty is a symbol of freedom that illustrates the 1st amendment;which is freedom peacefully protest.
9/25/2017 11:44:50 am
It's for people to know that our natural rights are not being protected
9/25/2017 11:45:09 am
The cartoon is taking a knee like the football players did in the game.
9/25/2017 11:45:11 am
The Statue of Liberty means freedom and it feels like our freedom is slowly being taken away . The significance of the cartoon means that our natural rights are not being protected . Donald Trump verbally attacked the NFL players
Priscilla Sosa per.4
9/25/2017 11:45:25 am
The implications of this cartoon is to show unity towards the comments President Trump made about the NFL players this weekend. NFL players responded to these comments by kneeing down , staying in the locker rooms when the national anthem was on.
9/25/2017 11:45:41 am
The NFL that all took a knee They were all african american and theyWe were trying to process your right as an American citizen and Donald Trump is not following the moment and destroying the freedom to protes About their right
9/25/2017 11:46:06 am
Today people are standing up for their rights towards Donald Trump. They went on one knee when their national anthem went on.
9/25/2017 11:46:26 am
I think that players in the NFL are doing the right think by standing up for what they think is right. I think that Trump is doing bad for saying things like that just because he thinks he in a high place.
Jenny Sanchez P. 1
9/25/2017 12:12:52 pm
This political cartoon is trying to implicate that there is no more freedom in our ‘great’ country. It is simply kneeling down to which implies that they’ve given up, a sign of surrender. This correlates to the recent protest of NFL players, whom on Sunday exercised their Bill of Rights and in the 1st Amendment states that they have the freedom of speech, freedom of religion, freedom of assemble, and freedom of protest. These athletes are so wrongfully getting punished and kicked out of the team by “not respecting the flag” This protest was to draw attention to racism and social injustice and people believe that it was because the color of the team’s skin that Trump is depicting them. People have the right to speak and should not be punished for their natural rights
wanya issiah period:5
9/25/2017 12:53:01 pm
I don't believe Colin Kaepernick should have gotten fired he was protesting against police brutality. Donald Trump revoked the Golden States Warriors invitation to the white house because Stephen Curry said he didn't want to go see him. I believe that Donald Trump won''t have to live if he keeps attacking Mexicans and black people Donald Trump can't take away our rights if we want me to stop attacking us we got to stand up for ourselves and take a knee there's no wrong in taking a knee to protest if you don't like the way you are being treated by the president of the United States of America
9/25/2017 12:56:24 pm
I feel the NFL should continue their boycott of the national anthem Trump and his supporters dont understand where we are coming from they dont understand how it is being colored in america the flag symbolizes a long history of white supremacy and these athletes are exposing it
9/25/2017 01:04:12 pm
The picture shows the statue of liberty taking a stand.this is important because the football players feel like theyre being attacked.so they did what they felt was right which was take a knee or lock arms.
Prisila Martinez P.5
9/25/2017 01:05:52 pm
We all have the right to protest on what we believe, no mater if we are right or wrong. I get that taking a knee during the national anthem isn’t right but it’s to draw attention to racism and social injustice.
Lawan per. 5
9/25/2017 01:06:20 pm
In the illustration above it shows lady liberty taking a knee and looking disappointed. It matter because everyone has natural rights so anyone can choose to stand or knee during the time of the anthem. Sport players around the world are taking a knee to show they disapprove the racial remarks of Donald Trump and the criticism. I don't think nothing wrong of it the 1st amendment stated freedom of speech, life, liberty, and property and no one should criticise anyone for taking a knee if they do not believe they should. We know and I'm pretty sure they still pay all respect to the soldiers and hard women of America.
9/25/2017 01:06:34 pm
I think tha this protest that is going on is helping spread the awareness of how corrupted this country is. This should have become big a year ago when the (The player of my favorite team the 49ners) took a knee because of the horrible things that were going on in this country and like police brutality and racism and got bashed for giving his opinion and his opinion cost him his job and now everyone finnaly opened their eyes and see what kind of President and country we have
9/25/2017 01:06:35 pm
It matters because we are allowed to stand up against the gov't if they can't protect our rights at all and that nobody should be disrespectful to others because of the race, color and religion. This event that happen over the weekend is the right thing to do, Trump disrespect the NFL and its players and that messed up.
Julio Flores Per.6
9/25/2017 01:58:42 pm
This matters because if nothing happens to Trump's assualts,you'll never know what he'll end up doing. There needs to be a stop on Donald Trump's racial quotes against African Americans.
9/25/2017 02:00:55 pm
I belive that we all should
9/25/2017 02:08:20 pm
The cartoon shows lady liberty taking a knee looking disappointed at what is going on in the county. This cartoon represents the protest that is going on because of Trumps ignorant comments on the football players that kneeled at the super bowl to protest about the police brutality and racial injustice that was going on last year.
Valerie Mata (Period 2)
9/25/2017 06:36:39 pm
The Statue of Liberty represents freedom. Recently Donald Trump has trie to "take away" the 1st Amendment, from the Bill of Rights, from NFL players. The 1st Amendment says that we have the right to freedom of speech, religion, to assemble and protest. Trump said, "This has to do with respect to our country and respect for our flag". He is talking about respect for our country but he is not respecting the fact that our country gives us the right to protest. How can we have respect for a country, though, if there is so many issues that should not be happening? I would like to see him start honoring our Natural Rights given by the Constitution and I think people will continue to protest.
Juvenal Morales period 2
9/25/2017 07:51:58 pm
The actions of the NFL players are justifiable. During the National Anthem, many football players were either kneeling down or linking arms. Many people believe that this was an act of disrespect because the military go to wars to risk their life to keep our life safe. In the NFL Los Angeles Times article on September 24, 2017, it states, “‘...we just wanted to send a message of unity and being together and not standing for the disrespect and different ways guys felt.’” In the Statue of Liberty, the monument states “give me your poor and your weak”, welcoming the immigrants to America. Why is it that people of color are not welcomed in America? Therefore, the Statue of Liberty is kneeling down with a concerned face about how this country is treating other individuals and their rights.
9/26/2017 09:31:18 am
The NFL players are in their right to protest against the constitution because of who is in presidency, Trump. In and article of LA times, published on the 25th of September, it says," Although Trump retweeted an encouragement to boycott the NFL, he told reporters he would not call on his supporters to do so." From this eveidencw we can see that although Trump is not entitling his name to boycotting the NFL, he is giving ideas to do so. This act is going against the First amendment in the Bill of Rights because is is causing Trump to want to take action though, protesting is their right.
Jason lozano p.1
9/26/2017 09:45:35 am
The some football player took a knee instead of standing like the statue of liberty was doing in the picture
nyelah middlebrooks P.5
9/26/2017 11:52:07 pm
The statue of liberty stands for freedom and that's what the athletes are protesting against. Trump says anyone who kneels should be fired and the athletes didn't agree with him. not many athletes were taking a knee before trump commented but they trump is trying to take away their natural rights.They're trying to send a message of unity and state that they wont take the disrespect.
Stephanie Morales per.5
9/27/2017 10:50:38 am
Everyone has the right to protest on what they believe on. They should'n't be stop for any reason.
9/27/2017 10:53:15 am
The cartoon is the statue of liberty which means that everybody has equal rights or something along those lines. Donald trump said "those son of a ******* should get fired...". NFL players then protested during the national anthem by taking a knee or linking arms, they did this to show a sign of unity not to disrespect.
donyea per 5
9/27/2017 10:53:45 am
The liberty taking a knee symbolizes the NFL football taking a knee for police brutality, well at least that what is was for when Collen Kaepernicktook one alot of people criticized and wasn't for it until Donald Trump made a derogatory comment to it and called everyone who took a knee "sons of bitches" and said that they were disrespecting the flag and should be fired.After this many people joined arms and took knees.
Jose Flores (Period 5)
9/27/2017 10:53:50 am
This event matters because it shows that people are exercising their 1st amendment. The 1st amendment allows people to protest peacefully and that is what these athletes are doing. Athletes from various sports are taking knees, linking arms, or even staying inside the locker room during the playing of the national anthem. Also,what the athletes are doing is not disrespectful at all because they are like I said exercising their first amendment. Its disrespectful to either to show your middle finger or say "F**k america" while the national anthem is playing but no is doing that they are just on there knees,linking arms, or staying inside the locker room.
Bryan Barron p.5
9/27/2017 10:54:53 am
The cartoon shows Lady Liberty taking a knee like the NFL players did after Trumps dumb comments. Trumps comments to players that were either sitting down or kneeling to the National Anthem were racist and unnecessary in my opinion.
Guadalupe T period 5
9/27/2017 10:55:07 am
I believe the athletes are their right to take a knee while the national anthem is playing because it proves how they feel toward the the social injustice and racism coming from the white supremacy. Trump as president has not done anything good as president so far to hep out the community so the athletes are showing how they feel about the way America has become. They are not doing nothing bad because they have the right for freedom of speech and protest.
9/27/2017 10:57:53 am
This statue of liberty symbolizes the freedom everyone has in america. The statue of liberty taking a knee represents what people feel is wrong or shouldn't be right like for example the NFL protest. Collin Kaperknikc took a knee during the assembly of a football game and it was all over the news but he took a knee because he felt that the police brutality other racial stuff needed to stop . He also wanted to show that black lives matter too.
9/27/2017 10:58:58 am
This cartoon implicates that players take a knee during the national anthem. The NFL players have every right to protest. They feel that there's no liberty and no peace between cops and african americans. Donald trump is a big joke what type of owner would fire a player they will just still have to pay the player even after they fire them.
9/27/2017 10:59:30 am
I think this picture is about how the NFL is taking a stand against trump and how he made the comment about "If you don't stand, or if you take a knee during the national anthem then you should be fired from playing football"
9/27/2017 11:04:53 am
The State Of Liberty Stands For Freedom Like The Picture And That's What Most Football Players Are Protesting Against.
9/27/2017 11:10:06 am
This cartoon connects with the action of taking a knee that has been happening recently. The action of taking a knee is done when the national anthem is played as a form of resistance. Those taking a knee are fighting against the false ways of portraying freedom and liberty. The freedom talked about does not include those colors given the mistreatment of colored folks. This is why athletes are taking a knee and fighting back even more so given what Trump recently said about being a, "Son of a bitch" if someone doesn't stand up and respect the flag. This caused even more athletes to come together and unite and fight against the comments from this President.
Karina Sotelo P.5
9/27/2017 11:22:13 am
This cartoon shows the Lady Liberty on her knee, not as glad on what is happening in the United States with what Trump recently said last Friday. This also shows that some of the athletics taking a kneel on Trump comments that this country is not really what once was free for everyone or the phrase "Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness".
9/27/2017 02:24:53 pm
yes it is a war song because who ever was writing this story was an a war area at the time when this was happening. it was maybe the american revolutionary war.
9/27/2017 02:33:17 pm
The real people that are at fault are the ones who are booing while the national anthem is being sung while the people kneeling are actually paying attention.
9/28/2017 11:33:09 am
the players who take a knee should be allowed because they're protected by the frst amendment which is freedom of speech and the right to protest but the reason many nfl players fear termination is because when they do this people may see if and get affeneded and this can lower the rating and lower ratings means less money for the organization
Valerie Mata (Period 2)
9/28/2017 11:40:51 am
The article written by Eric Reid, " It has always been my understanding that the brave men and women who fought and died for our country did so to ensure that we could live in a fair and free society, which includes the right to speak out in protest". This proves that some of the soldiers that we are being "disrespectful" too believe that we should be able to take a knee because they fought for us to have our rights.
9/28/2017 11:42:48 am
In my belief,having the statue of liberty on one knee is disrespectful towards the United States, but then again it digs deep into a powerful meaning. I believe the statue of liberty on one knee means standing up against inequality and help fight for the Untied States instead of against it, if that makes any sense. I feel as if in what should happen next is, there SHOULD continue to be a protest until there is actually a change made, there is a voice trying be broken through and heard and as louder and stronger that voice become to be IT WILL BE HEARD!
9/28/2017 11:45:20 am
The implication of this cartoon is to send a message that the people;s Natural Rights are not being protected as promised. The Statue of Liberty is a symbol of freedom that illustrates the Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights (10 Amendments) were created to protect one's Natural Rights correctly. The Statue is kneeling down because of the racism and social injustice that is going on : same reason Eric Reid and Colin Kaepernick kneeled during the national anthem. According to the New York Times article written b y Eric Reid states,"We spoke at length about many of the issues that face our community, including systemic oppression against people of color, police brutality and the criminal justice system". This quote illustrates the topic of the conversation that Reid and Kaepernick had before one of their games. Earlier, Reid read a social media post about a young black man killed by the police in his own hometown. This inspired him to take action in the protest with Kaepernick. Reid was up for the protest but he wanted to do it in the most respectful way and that was to kneel during the anthem.
9/28/2017 11:47:21 am
The connection of this cartoon to what is happening in today's society is the right to freedom of speech. To explain more, the Statue of Liberty is on on knee, symbolizing what the protest that the NFL players have currently been performing. Even though the Bill of Rights is evidence that we have the freedom of speech, the president and some U.S. citizens have a problem with the NFL players protests. Eric Reid quotes a quote from the bible which states: “Faith by itself, if it does not have works, is dead.” This quote represents how he will speak up for what he believes, which this cartoon additionally illustrates.
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