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The shift in NFL's stance towards racial issues since Colin Kaepernick's protest in 2016
Hromádka, Michal ; Kozák, Kryštof (advisor) ; Raška, Francis (referee)
This paper aims to analyze NFL's stance and approach towards racial issues since Colin Kaepernick's protest in 2016. Colin Kaepernick is an African American athlete who started to protest against racial and social injustice by kneeling before NFL games when the national anthem was played. His protests caused many controversies because many people saw his actions as disrespectful towards the military, flag, national anthem and towards the USA. NFL's stance is analyzed through a qualitative content analysis of all NFL statements, which were issued since the beginning of Kaepernick's protest until the end of 2020. The statements are analyzed by use of the critical race theory, which focuses on the topic of race, white supremacy and institutionalized and hidden racism. The results of the analysis are that NFL's stance towards racial issues changed substantially. In 2016 and 2017, the primary concern of the NFL was the form of Kaepernick's protest as it was understood as a disrespectful and un-American act. In these years, NFL was trying to have a discussion with players about the causes of the protests, however, its primary concern was the form of Kaepernick's protest. In 2018, NFL briefly introduced a set of rules, which prohibited players from taking a knee during the national anthem while being on...
Detention Facilities for Immigrants in the United States of America in the Context of Compliance with Basic Human Rights
Kubíčková, Veronika ; Kozák, Kryštof (advisor) ; Szobi, Pavel (referee)
Immigration is a topic that plays an important role in American society, it manages to capture both the general public as well as the political world. Especially in the United States of America, it is a very complex issue that affects a large number of sectors which is why a specific area has been selected for this thesis in order to narrow the researched field and provide detailed information. The thesis seeks to analyze the situation in immigration detention facilities throughout the U.S. with regard to basic human rights violations. For this reason, the thesis focuses on international humanitarian law and the Constitution of the United States, which should protect both legal and illegal immigrants, however, their non-compliance is one of the main points interconnecting all chapters of this paper. Due to the availability of resources and greater relevance this paper focuses on the situation of the last 15 years (namely from 2008 onwards) and attaches great importance to the final 3-4 years and the administration of Donald Trump. The thesis finds repeated and long-term violations of domestic and international law concerning human rights as well as the rights of asylum seekers and shows wrongful criminalization and dehumanization of immigrants (documented and undocumented). Furthermore, the thesis...
Evolution of legal status of Native Americans with regard to their citizenship
Šaník, Jan ; Kýrová, Lucie (advisor) ; Kozák, Kryštof (referee)
Právní postavení amerických indiánů prošlo během historie Spojených států amerických značným vývojem, které mělo dopad nejen na jejich suverenitu, ale také na jejich společenský a politický status. Přijímané politiky týkající se Indiánů byly koncipovány tak, aby domorodí obyvatelé neohrožovali teritoriální a ekonomickou expanzi USA. Tyto politiky ovšem nerespektovaly suverenitu a práva původních obyvatel. Práce nabízí podrobnou analýzu právního vývoje amerických indiánů v období od éry kolonizace evropskými mocnostmi až po rok 1924, kdy bylo všem původním obyvatelům jednostranně uděleno americké občanství. Práce je rozdělena na tři části - první část se věnuje období od kolonizace až po založení systému rezervací, druhá kapitola se zabývá periodou asimilace a poslední část práce se zaobírá debatami ohledně občanství pro Indiány, kde je poskytnutý rozsáhlý prostor i pro myšlenky samotných Indiánů. Annotation The legal status of american Indians went through a significant evolution, which had an impact on their sovereignty as well as their social and political status. The policies applied towards the native people were designed in a way that they would not threaten territorial and economic expansion of the United States. As a result, these policies did not respect the sovereignty and rights of...
Police Brutality in Young Adult Literature
Svobodová, Markéta ; Kýrová, Lucie (advisor) ; Kozák, Kryštof (referee)
The aim of a master thesis called Police Brutality in Young Adult Literature is to analyze the portrayal of police brutality in three young adult books, whether it reflects the reality and thus conveys a credible picture of the situation to teenage readers. The three books used for the analysis are The Hate You Give by Angie Thomas, Dear Martin by Nic Stone and Ghost Boys by Jewel Parker Rhodes. The analysis is based on three key areas and their analysis: the environment, language, and the act of police brutality in connection to racial stereotypes. To do so, the theoretical knowledge from the first three chapters of this thesis is applied. This part covers the concepts of police brutality and applies it to the case of the United States. It shows how the American police force has evolved and its current state, including the factors that influence police brutality in the United States. The analysis of individual books shows, that police brutality is portrayed in a credible way and it shows no distortion of reality for the purposes of fiction. This thesis also highlights the possibility of different interpretation of certain scenes, where the authors attempt to portray racial stereotypes and the interpretation depends on the readers' historical and cultural knowledge, which might result in a slight...
Voting rights or voting wrongs? Voter suppression in the USA: Case study of Georgia
Barková, Tereza ; Sehnálková, Jana (advisor) ; Kozák, Kryštof (referee)
This bachelor thesis deals with the issue of voter suppression in Georgia. It is divided into historical and contemporary part. Within historical part, it analyzes relevant laws, constitutional amendments and court rulings that were behind gradual expansion of voting rights. It also focuses on discriminatory measures enacted in Jim Crow era, such as poll taxes, tests of literacy, white primaries or disenfranchisement for committing certain types of felonies. Historical part closes with the 2013 US Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v. Holder which ended federal preclearance of Georgia's changes in election laws, resulting in enaction of new barriers for the exercise of voting rights. Current methods of voter suppression in Georgia include strict registration rules, voter identification requirements, voter roll purges, unsatisfactory accessibility and functionality of poll places and disenfranchisement of felons. Thesis concludes that these barriers disproportionally affect minorities and poor voters. Moreover, thesis identifies main strategies used by local civil rights organizations in the fight against voter suppression - litigation, legislative lobbying and mobilization, education and empowerment of the voters.

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