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.
22976 3 months ago Christian Adams Snellville, GA As a social activist fighting for social justice for women. of color, I appreciate and support you taking a stand for racial justice! #wearethemovement
22975 3 months ago Anonymous Fanwood, NJ Hi Colin, I was never a big football fan, but I'm now a big fan of yours. I have great respect and admiration for your strength and dignity. You are an amazing role model.
22974 3 months ago Anonymous Stoneham, MA Thank you for being so brave and standing strong in the face of adversity. I will show my support for you in every small way I can.
22973 3 months ago Molly Shockley Jenks, OK
22972 3 months ago Brenna Maus Minneapolis , MN Godspeed
22971 3 months ago Vickie H Akron, OH Mr. Kapernick: I just finished writing a lengthy response to a wife of a slain police officer (he was hit by a car) who voiced her displeasure with you and Nike. I want to add my name to th...
22970 3 months ago Anonymous Holly Springs, NC I support your right to protest without retribution!!’
22969 3 months ago Anonymous Albuquerque, NM
22968 3 months ago Kristie Demke Edmonton, AB Mr. Kaepernick, thank you for your bravery and quiet dignity. It takes a good man to take a knee when his career is on the line.
22967 3 months ago Michael plowman OSHAWA, ON you are an inspiration!
22966 3 months ago Kapcan Eatadick Reno, NV Hope you eventually read this you poor excuse of a human being. This is coming from someone who served this country for 5 years while you decided to get paid millions to kneel at the National anthem...
22965 3 months ago Claudia Rico Pacific Grove, CA Hi Colin: Our family is very supportive of you and the work you are doing on behalf of equality and diversity and justice for minority peoples, particularly when these people must deal with police ...
22964 3 months ago Steve Smith San Antonio, TX
22963 3 months ago Patrick Crane Snohomish, WA Colin, thanks for your sacrifice and for taking on the injustices of this country on your shoulders. I wish someone like you, would’ve done the same when the Nazis slaughtered my relatives. We need ...
22962 3 months ago lesley linton San Pablo, CA damn what a ridiculous fuss this has been.. brought on by a draft dodging president.
22961 3 months ago Courtney Henry Stone mountain, GA
22960 3 months ago Julie Mallory Glassboro, NJ Thank you for doing what our leaders won’t do: kneeling respectfully to draw attention to the injustice of police targeting persons of color for murder while professing to honor the values represent...
22959 3 months ago Stacey Rodgers San Clemente , CA You are amazing!! I love and support your message to our country!! I’m trying to raise my two boys who are of Irish heritage to understand how their experience in America is very different from brow...
22958 3 months ago al terrell douglasville, GA I come from a military family and I, personally, support our military 100%; however, I also support 100%, any kind of injustice, including racial injustice, in America, and anywhere.
22957 3 months ago Caleb Purdue Tullahoma, TN
22956 3 months ago James Ragland Columbia , MO I, first of all, think our country is in shambles. Continue your work against racism. I am a US ARMY veteran and I believe in “ liberty and justice for all”!
22955 3 months ago Anonymous Tully, NY Wonderful ad. I support your cause.
22954 3 months ago Vickie White Costello Portland, OR "Taking a knee" does not disrespect the flag or military. Kaepernick is calling attention to the terrible truth that young African-Americans are in jeopardy of being assaulted by police and private ...
22953 3 months ago James Ragland Columbia , MO I, first of all, think this country is in shambles! Stay strong in your commitment against racism. I am a US ARMY veteran, “liberty for all”!
22952 3 months ago Anonymous Spencer , NC GOOD THINGS ARE COMING YOUR WAY !
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