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.

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Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
22917 1 week ago Joseph Robinson BROOKLYN, NY Finally someone saying what I've been saying the national anthem is offencive to all people color that is why they do not play the whole song they cut it short before it gets to the offense words in...
22916 1 week ago Cedric Russell Providence, RI Thank you. Your what we need in this time.
22915 1 week ago Alex C ot There is no room for racism on Mother Earth
22914 1 week ago Paul Marcus SALEM, OR
22913 1 week ago Catherine McGinnis Winston Salem, NC Colin, you are a hero and a role model.
22912 1 week ago James Moseley Mill Valley, CA
22911 1 week ago Anonymous Los Angeles, CA You represent people that can't defend their selfs from the negative people, life and country. I will continue to respect your decision. In the United states you have the right to express yourself. ...
22910 1 week ago Byron Surrett Helotes, TX Thank you for you stance. You are amazing that you are sacrificing so much for what you believe in. Thank you
22909 1 week ago Anonymous East Sandwich, MA I applaud you for the courage of your convictions. You are a role model for our youth in a way that so many of our public figures, athletes and otherwise, fail to be. Don't give up the fight.
22908 1 week ago george freeland Gaithersburg, MD I want a bumper sticker that says something like

Stand up for justice
(or kneel)
22907 1 week ago Elizabeth Nolan Asheboro, NC Use of the First Amendment the way it was intended. Peaceful protest against racial profiling and racism itself. You are a role model.
22906 1 week ago Rodney Parks el paso, TX Love you kap support you 100%
22905 1 week ago Beth Ann Hanlon Wilkes Barre, PA
22904 1 week ago Jeremy Collazo Wawick, RI You are a great man u dont even know how much u mean please domt stop and dont quit keep gooing u are an inspiration
22903 1 week ago Anonymous Tampa, FL ??????
22902 1 week ago Laurie McKenna Olney, MD What is more American than peaceful protest? Protests ended the Vietnam War. I support Kaepernick taking the knee.
22901 1 week ago Anonymous Palm Desert, CA This 76 year old, white lady supports you 100%. Thank you for being a heroic example for my grandchildren.
22900 2 weeks ago Bobbie Smith Charlotte, NC
22899 2 weeks ago April Nash Arlington, TX Thank you Mr. Kapernick for using your voice to keep this issue in front of those who try to turn a blind eye to racial injustice. Keep it up. History will remember YOU!!!
22898 2 weeks ago Cathy McNeal Sweet Grass, MT Its disgusting the nfl has been so GUTLESS- to make you sacrifice your career to placate President Pigface . I So hope its been rewarding for you.
22897 2 weeks ago Anonymous Mechanicville, NY If this keeps up, the NFL will be the exclusive home of the "deplorables"!
Everyone with the slightest sense of fairness will tune out forever!
22896 2 weeks ago Mihir Shah Belleville, NJ Black Lives Matter. Support Colin Kaepernick. Sacrificed his career for the right cause.
22895 2 weeks ago Carol Morang Kenmore, WA Kneeling is the greatest respect you can give. We kneel to god and so do other religions. Let trump know this
22894 2 weeks ago Michelle LaRoux Iola , WI Totally support you! You are brave, patriotic, intellegent and damn darling!
22893 2 weeks ago Sharon Handy Gambrills, MD Ok. the white house didnt want to lower the flag for a high ranking pulic offical and POW, what was the reason? why is the flag lower? it a sign of respect. but because someone didnt like t...
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