Q. 105.0( 1 Vote )

a. Why do you think Peter Norman, who was neither Black nor American joined the gesture of protest?

b. Identity the ideology expressed in the gesture.

c. Which values do you inculcate from the gesture?

Answer :

a. The two players Tommie Smith and John Carlos, these US athletes used the gesture with fists upraised and heads bowed. With these gestures, they intended to draw international attention towards the racial discrimination that is being practised in the US. This gesture symbolised the Black Power.


Even though Peter Norman was an Australian athlete he supported the two Americans who showed the gestures. He wanted to end up the racial discrimination and to establish universal peace, therefore he also joined the protest that was carried by the two Americans. He showed his support for the protest by wearing the human rights badge during the ceremony.


b. The two players Tommie Smith and John Carlos, these US athletes used the gesture with fists upraised and heads bowed. With these gestures, they intended to draw international attention towards the racial discrimination that is being practised in the US. This gesture with a black glove and raised clenched fists symbolised the Black Power.


c. • The racial discrimination that was being practised should not be practised again


• The discrimination through the social division will lead to more violence and more racism


• Humanity must be given the most important than any other discrimination.


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