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 23047 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
22922 1 month ago Anonymous Reno, NV Thank you for showing all Americans what gracious, quiet, non-violent, free speech means in this age of over-the-top histrionics. MLK is smiling proudly down. This 60 year old white lady supports ...
22921 1 month ago Kirk Lebakken Sparta, WI Keep head up, haters are going to hate because they know your message is powerful and can make a difference.
22920 1 month ago Jodhel Destina Central Islip, NY
22919 1 month ago Anonymous Brooklyn, NY Thanks you for your honesty and genuiness, kindness compassion genuiness transparency. Thanks you brother Kap for your Honor, integrity, Morals, ethics.
22918 1 month ago Latifa Johnson Fort Lauderdale, FL During this life, I've learned many lessons about what it is to be a person of color in this country. I am pleased that you are learning as well. It is my sincere prayer for all brown people to al...
22917 1 month 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 month ago Cedric Russell Providence, RI Thank you. Your what we need in this time.
22915 1 month ago Alex C ot There is no room for racism on Mother Earth
22914 1 month ago Paul Marcus SALEM, OR
22913 1 month ago Catherine McGinnis Winston Salem, NC Colin, you are a hero and a role model.
22912 1 month ago James Moseley Mill Valley, CA
22911 1 month 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 month 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 month 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 month ago george freeland Gaithersburg, MD I want a bumper sticker that says something like

Stand up for justice
(or kneel)
22907 1 month 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 month ago Rodney Parks el paso, TX Love you kap support you 100%
22905 1 month ago Beth Ann Hanlon Wilkes Barre, PA
22904 1 month 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 month ago Anonymous Tampa, FL ??????
22902 1 month 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 month 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 1 month ago Bobbie Smith Charlotte, NC
22899 1 month 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 1 month 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.
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