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.


126-150 of 23093 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
22968 4 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 4 months ago Michael plowman OSHAWA, ON you are an inspiration!
22966 4 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 4 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 4 months ago Steve Smith San Antonio, TX
22963 4 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 4 months ago lesley linton San Pablo, CA damn what a ridiculous fuss this has been.. brought on by a draft dodging president.
22961 4 months ago Courtney Henry Stone mountain, GA
22960 4 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 4 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 4 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 4 months ago Caleb Purdue Tullahoma, TN
22956 4 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 4 months ago Anonymous Tully, NY Wonderful ad. I support your cause.
22954 4 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 4 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 4 months ago Anonymous Spencer , NC GOOD THINGS ARE COMING YOUR WAY !
22951 4 months ago Anonymous Hazlet, NJ I admire your strength and honor your courage. Please continue you are a role model to many.
22950 4 months ago Anonymous Granville, IL You Cop Hater pos Fuckn Nig
22949 4 months ago Anonymous Cheboygan, MI Thank you for being strong enough to take necessary and proper action. If more people would follow your lead we might make headway toward any oppression in our country.
22948 4 months ago kapil Gulwani ot
22947 4 months ago Eleanor Hanley Friendswood, TX Proud of you. This hatred and bigotry must stop. Stay strong. You are speaking truth for many people.
22946 4 months ago Candace Wood Bonsall, CA Humanity should be our race. This is your calling, Colin.
Keep moving forward.
22945 4 months ago James Summers Lemoore, CA Kaep... you were my man... w you and Harbaugh you guys brought us back. Broke my heart when it fell apart.... no blame..
....but what made my heart whole again (after losing my dad to cancer...
22944 4 months ago Anthony Walton Honesdale , PA Thank you BROTHER... You are what we and the WORLD need.... just like you I fight for respect..and I hope the young brothers and sisters are listening to YOU!... STAY BLESSED... And STRONG... Please...
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