Is it patriotic to protest? | The Tylt

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In an Alabama speech followed by a series of tweets, President Trump accused athletes of being unpatriotic and disrespectful for protesting during the national anthem. Many have echoed Trump's sentiments, claiming athletes who kneel during the national anthem are "ungrateful." But others argue that patriotism comes in many forms, and protest is one of them. What do you think? 🇺🇸

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President Trump accused NFL athletes of disrespecting the American flag by kneeling during the national anthem.

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Trump argues that athletes who refuse to stand during the national anthem are unpatriotic.

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But others claim protesting is a form of patriotism. Bob Costas argued on CNN that American patriotism has become conflated with military might and symbolism. John Legend wrote in Slate while Trump "loves to drape himself in the symbols of patriotism" he "fails to respect the ideals at the core of our Constitution and national identity." 

The NFL protests carry on in this tradition. They are not some arbitrary statement about a flag. They are a demand that we Americans make this country’s reality match its proud symbolism. They are an attempt to educate the public that criminal justice—mass incarceration, lengthy sentences, police brutality—is the civil rights issue of our time. 
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Many have shown solidarity with athletes who choose to take a knee during the national anthem.

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But others agree with the president, and find the protest to be disrespectful to the troops.

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FINAL RESULTS
Politics
Is it patriotic to protest?
A festive crown for the winner
#ProtestIsPatriotism
#ProtestDisrespectful