‘They didn’t like how my father protested either’: MLK’s daughter responds to critics of NFL protests by sharing a powerful picture of the civil rights icon taking a knee
・Bernice King tweeted a picture on Sunday of her father being arrested in 1958
・The 54-year-old compared it to NFL players who protested over the weekend
・Photos of Dr King kneeling in prayer and protest in February 1965 went viral
・More than 200 players sat or knelt during the national anthem on Sunday
・It came after President Donald Trump said Friday that team owners should ‘get that son of a b**** off the field‘ for protesting during the Star-Spangled Banner
To respond (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to say or do something as a reaction to something that has been said or done “というふうに記載されていますね。
Colleges responded swiftly to the demand for new courses.
How did she respond to the news?
Thousands of readers responded to our questionnaire.
I want to respond to something that Norman said.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” someone who says that they do not approve of someone or something “ と記載されていますね。
Her critics say she is leading the party to disaster.
She has been the strongest critic of the government’s tax proposals.
To kneel (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to put one or both knees on the ground “ と記載されていますね。
She knelt (down) beside the child.
She knelt down to look under the bed for her doll.
She knelt in front of the fire to warm herself.
I knelt down on the floor beside her.
Martin Luther King’s daughter took to Twitter this weekend to hit out at President Donald Trump and those angry at NFL players who knelt during the national anthem.
Bernice King, 54, tweeted a picture on Sunday of her father being arrested during one of his non-violent protests in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1958, adding: ‘People didn’t approve of the way my father protested injustice either.’
The tweets were in direct response to Trump’s comment on Friday suggesting that NFL owners should remove from the field any ‘son of a b***h’ who kneels during the national anthem.
The statement sparked a great deal of controversy, resulting in more than 200 players who sat or knelt while the Star-Spangled Banner played, with some team members refusing to even leave the locker room.
hit out (phrasal verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to criticize something or someone strongly “ と記載されていますね。
Ms Wallis hit out at the court’s decision.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” a strong complaint or disagreement ” と記載されていますね。
The organization has made a formal protest against the nuclear testing.
Three board members walked out of the meeting in protest.
A protest against capital punishment was held outside the courthouse.
Groups of students have been protesting (against) the tuition increase.
Lots of people protested about the new working hours.
Prisoners began a hunger strike to protest at their conditions.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” an answer or reaction ” と記載されていますね。
In response to complaints, the company reviewed its safety procedures.
The law was passed by the town council in response to (= as a result of) complaints from residents.
To spark (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to cause the start of something, especially an argument or fighting ” と記載されていますね。
The protests were sparked by the firing of two restaurant employees.
a great deal (noun)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると ” a large amount ” と記載されていますね。
She spends a good deal of her time in China.
She used to talk a great deal about her childhood in Indiana.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” a disagreement, especially about a public policy or a moral issue that a lot of people have strong feelings about ” というふうに記載されていますね。
The decision to allow more cars on the ferry was sure to spark controversy.
Reports in today’s newspapers have added fuel to the controversy .
result in (phrasal verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to cause a particular situation to happen: ” と記載されていますね。
A sudden change in temperature will inevitably result in rain.
The crash resulted in the deaths of 14 passengers.
Icy conditions resulted in two roads being closed.
King, who was five years old when her activist father was assassinated in April 1968, said he dealt with the same kind of criticism.
She said many said he was ‘causing trouble’ and ‘called him an “outside agitator”.’
‘No form of protest, even nonviolent direct action, will be approved by people “more dedicated to order than to justice” or by the unjust,’ King tweeted on Sunday.
the + 形容詞” で名詞化されます。
ここでは the + 形容詞で「～な人々」という意味です。
Cambridge Dictionary によると” someone who organizes and persuades people to join a protest or political activity. This word shows that you do not approve of people like this. ” と記載されていますね。
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” a type of something “と記載されていますね。
The car is by far the most popular form of transport.
Everyone agrees that the kids must receive some form of punishment.
Swimming is the best form of exercise.
Bicycles are a cheap and efficient form of transport.
I was always more interested in poetry than in other forms of literature.
The medicine comes in the form of a liquid or pills.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” not fair “と記載されていますね。
Most people agreed that the poll tax was fundamentally unjust.
The day before, she also tweeted a picture of civil rights marchers kneeling in 1963, splitting it with a photo of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick – who started the movement last year in protest of police brutality – kneeling.
King wrote above the photo: ‘The real shame & disrespect is that, decades after the 1st photo, racism STILL kills people & corrupts systems.’
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” a person marching through a public place as part of a public event “というふうに記載されていますね。
The marchers stopped outside the American embassy, chanting slogans and waving banners.
To split (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to divide or break something into several parts, or to be divided or broken into several parts ” と記載されていますね。
Just split the cake into three and leave one piece for Simon.
The lower section splits into three parts.
The teacher split the children (up) into three groups.
I suggest we split the profits between us.
The teacher split the class into three groups.
His pants split when he jumped the fence.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” behaviour that is very cruel or violent and showing no feelings for others, or an act of this type: ” と記載されていますね。
the brutalities of war
the brutality of the attack
The movie’s brutality is often hard to watch.
To corrupt (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to encourage someone to start doing dishonest, illegal, or immoral things ” と記載されていますね。
In his view, the people have been corrupted by their desire for wealth.
Don’t let your friends corrupt you (= have a bad moral influence on you).
Over the weekend, photos of King kneeling in prayer – and protest- resurfaced online and went viral.
One photo, shared by the Martin Luther King Jr Center for Nonviolent Social Change, showed King, down on his left knee, leading a prayer in February 1965 after a group of protesters were arrested during a march to the Dallas County Alabama courthouse.
More than 250 people were arrested during the demonstration for parading without a permit, which had been a push to get to get African Americans in Selma registered to vote.
in prayer (noun)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” the act or ceremony in which someone prays ” と記載されていますね。
I found her kneeling in prayer at the back of the church.
A group of Christians knelt in prayer.
To resurface (verb)
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to appear again after not being seen for a period of time “というふうに記載されていますね。
He resurfaced on Thursday and was detained by police at Frankfurt airport.
The tax issue is likely to resurface next year.
When the divers did not resurface after an hour, three crew members dived down to look for them.
Please contact me if any of the stolen paintings resurface.
Memories of his childhood resurfaced when he saw the photographs.
To parade (verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to walk as part of an organized group in order to celebrate or publicly protest about something ” と記載されていますね。
War veterans were parading through the streets to commemorate the victory.
The Saint Patrick’s Day marchers paraded up Fifth Avenue, past the cathedral.
In ancient Rome, captured generals were paraded through the streets in chains.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” a determined attempt to do something ” と記載されていますね。
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” officially listed and accepted: ” と記載されていますね。
a registered nurse/charity/trademark
Only registered voters can be picked for jury selection.
The company was originally registered in 1856.
The fallout from the comments made by the president during a rally in Alabama were swift.
Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shadid Khan and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones – both of who gave $1million each to Trump’s inauguration festivities – took the field to link arms with players in a show of solidarity.
And New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who reportedly supported Trump during the election, linked arms with his teammates during the national anthem.
On Monday morning, he weighed in, saying he thought the president’s comments were ‘divisive’.
Additionally, neither the Seattle Seahawks nor the Tennessee Titans were on the field before their game on Sunday with both teams electing to remain in the locker room.
It was a stark contrast from last week when, across the entire NFL, only four players knelt or sat, and two stood with their fists raised.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” the unpleasant results or effects of an action or event ” と記載されていますね。
The political fallout of the revelations has been immense.
The fallout from the Asian financial crisis has continued to affect business.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” a public meeting of a large group of people, especially supporters of a particular opinion: “というふうに記載されていますね。
Environmental groups held a rally in London last week.
5,000 people held an anti-nuclear rally.
an election/campaign rally
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” happening quickly or immediately ” と記載されていますね。
The police took swift action against the rioters.
Thank you for your swift reply.
Ellen made a remarkably swift recovery.
Progress in the investigation so far has been swift.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” the act of putting someone into an official position with a ceremony, or an occasion when this happens: ” と記載されていますね。
an inauguration ceremony
take the filed
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” to go onto the field at the start of a game: ” と記載されていますね。
There were loud cheers as the Irish team took the field.
in a show of
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” an action that makes other people know what your feelings, beliefs, or qualities are: ” と記載されていますね。
In a show of solidarity, the management and workers have joined forces to campaign against the closure of the factory.
Over 100 military vehicles paraded through the capital in a show of strength.
The attack was clearly intended as a show of force.
In a rare show of unity, both Catholic and Protestant leaders appeared together at yesterday’s peace rally.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” the support that people in a group give each other because they have the same opinions or aims “というふうに記載されていますね。
The purpose of the speech was to show solidarity with the country’s leaders.
Hundreds of supporters gathered to show solidarity for the three men.
weigh in (phrasal verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to have your weight checked before you take part in a sport such as boxing or horse racing ” と記載されていますね。
The boxers both weighed in at 162 pounds.
Tyson weighed in at 245 lb for the fight.
Bowen weighed in at 241 pounds.
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” likely to cause arguments between people ” と記載されていますね。
a divisive issue
The Vietnam war was an extremely divisive issue in the US
neither … nor
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” used when you want to say that two or more things are not true ” と記載されていますね。
Neither my mother nor my father went to university.
They speak neither French nor German, but a strange mixture of the two.
I neither know nor care what happened to him.
Neither his son nor his daughter were at the funeral.
elect to (phrasal verb)
Macmillan Dictionaryによると” to choose to do something ” と記載されていますね。
They had elected to remain at home.
She elected to take early retirement instead of moving to the new location.
Cambridge Dictionaryによると” completely or extremely: ” と記載されていますね。
The children were splashing in the river, stark naked.
There still remained one stark difference between the two men.
His words were in stark contrast to what he had said earlier.
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