Tell Colin Kaepernick you support his brave stance for racial justice

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick did not stand for a playing of the national anthem. He explained: "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way."

Jon Schwarz, The Intercept: Colin Kaepernick Is Righter Than You Know: The National Anthem Is a Celebration of Slavery


As a result, Kaepernick has received an avalanche of criticism and racist abuse.

To express your support for this brave athlete, please add your name to this short statement which is backed by RootsAction and Color Of Change:

Colin Kaepernick: We support your right to protest in support of racial justice. Thank you.


1-25 of 23021 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
23021 1 day ago Don Friedrich Youngstown, OH Kaepernick is a jerk
23020 2 days ago Robert Robinson Decatur, GA The police in most Black communities have always been there to serve as an occupying alien army. From the days when it was a perquisite for the local sheriff to also be the head of the KKK to moder
Every African American parent who sends their son out into the mean streets of America with only a prayer and the hope that they will return home safely owes Colin Kaepernick a debt of gratitude, because he believed in us even when it meant sacrificing everything.

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23019 2 days ago Robert Robinson Decatur, GA The police in most Black communities have always been there to serve as an occupying alien army. From the days when it was a perquisite for the local sheriff to also be the head of the KKK to moder
Every African American parent who sends their son out into the mean streets of America with only a prayer and the hope that they will return home safely owes Colin Kaepernick a debt of gratitude, because he believed in us even when it meant sacrificing everything.

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23018 2 days ago George Williams San Jose, CA I was a big fan of Kap the a QB with my team the 49ers. I felt much of the criticism wasnt warrant even where his playing was concerned. Then when I saw the protest I became even a bigger fan of the...
23017 3 days ago Nicole Turner Kenner, LA I really don't know why everyone is hating on Kaepernick. First and foremost everyone that lives in AMERICA has freedom of speech right? Second of all We all in the UNITED STATE OF AMERICA right?.....
23016 3 days ago Renae Nelson Kansas City, MO You have my support!
23015 4 days ago Anonymous Columbus, OH I agree with you and stand by your decision. We are all entitled to freedom of speech. We are no man's slave!
23014 5 days ago Trine Henriksen Haugesund / Norway, NC Respect! :) So inspiring!
23013 5 days ago Sylvester Birchem Pierre, SD I am requesting an autographed photo
23012 6 days ago Jewl Johnson Marietta, GA Thank you for pushing the discussion forward. I have heard of your work off the field, but I want to hear more about in the news. I also would like get invovled somehow.
23011 6 days ago Christina Sanchez Albuquerque, NM ?
23010 6 days ago Roberta Talmage Arlington, VA Taking a knee is a very respectful way to demonstrate what are true American values. Thank you, Colin, for your courage to ensure our country is the "land of liberty and justice for all."
23009 1 week ago Karen Faulconer Cynthiana, KY Colin Kaepernick is a gifted, handsome, passionate young American, who is exercising his constitutional right to free speech in an entirely respectful, peaceful manner. I salute him and support Nike...
23008 1 week ago Dustin Bichsel Portland , IN Not a fan of football but support every bit of his stance of fighting his right
23007 1 week ago Dustin Bichsel Portland , IN
23006 1 week ago Craig Harper Tupelo, MS I support your movement
23005 1 week ago Delicia A Coleman Detroit, MI
23004 1 week ago Iwear Racistwhitepigsocks Jefferson, OH I would love if he convinced Nike to mass produce the socks depicting white people as fat white pigs. What's racist about that right. It's his right to display white people as fat pigs. It's his fre...
23003 1 week ago Laskarina Achaea Warwick , RI Colin Kaepernick for president!
23002 1 week ago Anonymous Fairfield , CA Spelling correction on previous message from 57 year old great grandmother. Never go on any social media but I felt compelled or led to do so today to support. Thank you!
23001 1 week ago Anonymous Fairfield , CA I am a 57 year old Christian Mexican American great grandmother of Military family and remember a time when people were burning flags for peace not war , most happened to be white . That shouldn't ...
23000 1 week ago Anonymous Chicago, IL
22999 1 week ago Anonymous Oxnard, CA
22998 1 week ago ANTONIO MCCOY AURORA, CO "COLIN". I'M A RETIRE 20 YEAR VETERAN OF THE U.S. AIR FORCE. WITH AN "OUTSTANDING MILITARY RECORD", I MIGHT ADD. AND A VETERAN OF SEVERAL MAJOR AIR FORCE CAMPAIGNS. WITH "34 MEDALS" EARNED. AND I'M ALLOW ME TO USE MY WEBSITE TO "HELP". !IF I CAN?'); return false;">...
22997 1 week ago Anonymous New York, NY Hey Colin I’m am putting this as an anonymous because I don’t really connect WHIT a people. I really think it was awesome and ur great.
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