The only boundary I feel that the athletes should have when standing for social issues, would be to have a peaceful protests. There would be no war or fights allowed. Everyone could give their opinions on things, but there will be no fighting or arguing. I feel this way because we have freedom of speak, and should be able to say what we what, when we want as long as it's respectful, and everyone is listening in a peaceful way weather they agree or not.
No boundaries at all. If you want to take a stand whenever you want, then do that. It could be reckless but people do crazy things to get their views across. I wont judge you. If I'm on your side I mean. I don't care about the time or place. And I really don't care about sports in general. So I believe that athletes should really be able to do what they want.
As long as it is not harmful or dangerous to anyone or anything, athletes should not have any boundaries when taking a stand for social issues. We the people were given a group of rights and the first ammendment is that we have the freedom of speech . People all across the nation find role models through athletics. Standing up for beliefs and changes, allows people to see that anyone can make a difference . The article states that the NFL player Colin Kaepernick was released from the league with no teams taking him in due to his act of determination. In the passage, it says he has won many awards and opened the eyes and inspiration of many people. Anyone can change the world or social issues, but that means so little unless you stand up for change and fight. Athletes are just like anyone else in this world and it is in their human rights to stand for what THEY believe in. Boundaries will only take away their rights.
When it comes to protest the main idea everyone wants to achieve from it is some sort of respect. When it comes to boundaries, the only one that needs to be taken is in regards to being respectful to everyone. A peaceful protest is all fine and great but tends to accomplish nothing when rather than giving your message, you just make people angry. There is a time and place for everything and that should be taken into consideration so that you can get your message across without offending anyone else.
I don't think anyone should kneel before the flag regardless of what they think they are ironically "standing" for. If you are a american you need to be standing for the anthem or don't play in the NFL.
Some boundaries I think that athletes should have when taking a stand for social issues are to just not be violent while in the process of their protesting. A peaceful protest is what athletes should have while protesting against anything that they believe in. Kneeling at the National Anthem as a protest is one peaceful way to protest which is what Kaepernick did. There is absolutely nothing wrong with what he and other of the protesters did by kneeling at the National Anthem. They were not hurting anybody. They were just standing up for what they believe in, in a way they think was necessary that would get attention.
I believe that there should be certain boundaries to what these athletes are doing or trying to prove. If it really means so much to these athletes then maybe they should go some of this on their own time off the field. A nation game on tv is not the place for these player to be doing such a thing. I don't have any understanding for then athletes who are protesting by taking a kneel during the national anthem. It is very disrespectful to the flag and more importantly to the people who serve it. I dont agree with this movement at all and i wish the worst for them.
The boundaries that athletes should take for there social stand issues are thinking about what the outcome is going to be on what you decide to do. Colin Kaepernick from the 49ers started the movement for the "Black lives Matter" by kneeling for the National Anthem before playing the rams September 12, 2016. There are a lot of people that fight for our country and whatever they decide to do is their decision no one can change what someone does but if they do it they should know what the outcome is going to be before they do it. If someone does something like this than I think that the person supports it a lot if they are going threw with it because they know that not everyone is going to support what they are doing and that they are going to receive more hate than love for it
A boundary i think athletes should have is they should not be kneeling during the National Anthem or disrespecting the American Flag in any way. Just because you don't get your way or you don't agree with something doesn't mean you can protest by disrespecting something that had nothing to do with it. Another boundary i think they should have is they should not be able to protest on live television on at a sport event because it only causes problems.
The only boundary I feel like athletes should have when taking a stand for social justice is to be respectful ad peaceful. Their most likely wouldn't be an outbreak or raging, people would have time to say what they feel and could speak on whatever they feel. We have freedom of speech for this exact reason.
In my opinion athletes should be able to stand for and do whatever they want outside of their work, but they should set boundaries while they are doing their job.
The only boundary that seems reasonable would be to not do it during the national anthem. Peaceful protest are 100 percent okay but they cross the boundary when they do it during the anthem. The anthem is to honor vets and current soldiers and to show patriotism. I think that they should be able to peacefully protest during a game but nobody should be able to during a song that honors our country and who fights for it.
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There should be small boundaries athletes have when taking a stand for social issues. Athletes should be allowed to protest what they want because they have the power to do so and get peoples attention. Also its an act of free speech. However the only real boundary they should have is to never be allowed to start any violent protests for obvious reasons. Another boundary they should have is to never interfere with the actual sport because many people pay to see the athlete play.
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I feel that the boundaries should be racial injustice, because there won't be any racism. Any race could play and not get judged or spoken on. I also believe that peaceful protests should be a boundary because we have a freedom of speech and everyone should be able to say what they want.
The only boundary athletes should have when taking a stand for social issues is a peaceful protest. This should be the only boundary because without peace it causes more conflict throughout the world. For example, it could cause extreme physical fights not just on social media. I can't imagine someone putting there opinion out there just to cause an outrage. Without a positive action you should expect a higher negative outbreak. People who look up to athletes look a them as a role model. If an athlete comes out being reckless during his/hers protest there fans could look at them very differently.
Athletes should only have boundaries when taking a stand on a social issues when it is determined by your job description and place of employment. There are many arguments for his actions some being patriotism some being freedom of speech and many other things but it simply comes down to time and place and respecting authority. Just as a teacher cannot speak about personal religion during school hours because their job is to teach students not persuade them in faith. This same rule applies here. The NFL has very strict sportsmanship policies Antonio brown of the Steelers was fined 60,000 dollars for simply dancing after three touchdowns for Colin taking a stand and costing the league so much money this should definitely stop and punishment should be enforced.
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The boundaries an athlete should have for taking a stand on a social issue should not exist unless it harms another individual. Athletes have just as much freedom as every American citizen to stand up for what they believe in. Limiting their ability to protest could eventually make it okay to limit an average citizens ability to protest. Whether or not the protest resolves the issue or not, we all, as Americans, have the freedom to express how we feel, even when someone else disagrees. No one has to listen and it does not have to match anyone else's beliefs. Disagreement should not be the reason athlete's can't peacefully protest.