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.
22497 2 months ago Sheri Guess TX Everyone has the right to protest peacefully. Everyone.
22496 2 months ago Elise Wise Austin, TX
22495 2 months ago Jason Ellis Austin, TX
22494 2 months ago Seth Kennedy Grover, NC
22493 2 months ago Melissa Knight Austin, TX Thank you for standing up by kneeling down. Thank you for using your voice and speaking out against injustice and discrimination.
22492 2 months ago Anonymous Acton, MA I send you my support. My wish is that white players would join you in kneeling during the anthem
22491 2 months ago Anonymous Hillsboro, OR I support your right to protest injustice and I understand it has nothing to do with the flag or the anthem. Together we can bring about change! Hang in there.
22490 2 months ago jen adams Austin, TX
22489 2 months ago Ryah Christensen Austin, TX I hope all of the NFL players band together and walk out. Let the "bosses" figure out what to do then. No one has the right to censor peaceful protest!
22488 2 months ago Jennifer Keenan Maplewood, MN Thank you Kap.
22487 2 months ago Anonymous Washington, DC Thank you for being respectfully brave and courageous. Everyone should read their history books. Social change only comes from forcing people to not have excuses to ignore.
22486 2 months ago Anonymous West Palm Beach , FL
22485 2 months ago Terry Beasley Saint Paul, MN Colin: THANK YOU!
22484 2 months ago Julian Garforth Whitchurch, Shropshire UK, ot
22483 2 months ago Ericka McClung Clendenin, WV You are an American Hero in my book if ever there was. I support you whole heartedly.
22482 2 months ago Anne MilanoCole Jersey City, NJ Thank you for sharing your opinions with us and for risking so much for the right to free speech. Black Lives Matter.
22481 2 months ago Rene Bishop Tucson, AZ I believe Mandela would be proud. You are making the sacrifice, without hurting others, because you see injustice. The world would be a better place with more people like you.
22480 2 months ago Anonymous Corvallis, OR Thank you, Colin. Everything you've done has been truly heroic and your courage is commendable. Sitting or kneeling in the face of fiery hatred takes more courage than most people have. That's why m...
22479 2 months ago Jeremy Jackson Norman, OK Collin you are everything that embodies the true meaning of an American hero. Thank you Collin you are a living example of what these brave Americans of every stripe and color died for. I couldn't ...
22478 2 months ago Jon Harrison Killen, AL I'm a 56 year old white man....I fully support you Colin! I'm behind you 100%!! Respect to you!!
22477 2 months ago Natasha Rhoden Berkeley, ot
22476 2 months ago Shawn Davis Willowbrook, IL Like Muhammad Ali before him, Colin Kapernick has taken a stand against injustice at great monetary and career cost to himself. While I view his refusal to vote as a detrimental decision, I applau...
22475 2 months ago Crispin Moakler Colchester, ot British.
22474 2 months ago Anonymous North Potomac, MD Kaepernick is a true patriot, and a good citizen, for taking a stand and bringing the grave injustice (barbaric situation) to the attention of all.
22473 2 months ago Don Subert Lynnwood, WA
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