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.


151-175 of 22691 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
22541 8 months ago Anonymous Austin, TX Dear Colin,

You have my full support in bringing attention to issues of racism, police brutality, and disparate impact that this country has been dealing with since its inception. I think w...
22540 8 months ago Anonymous Austin, TX Dear Colin,

You have my full support in bringing attention to issues of racism, police brutality, and disparate impact that this country has been dealing with since its inception. I think w...
22539 8 months ago Rose Patrick Chicago Park, CA We the people cannot let blacks mothers and fathers fear for their childrens safety on the streets of this blessed America. The time as come once again as in the sixty to right a wrong.
22538 8 months ago Brett Stephen AB Thanks for being a public figure to be proud of. You're on the right side of history and you're doing a good thing
22537 8 months ago Christine K Saint Francis, WI You have our support. Let's take it to the White House.
22536 8 months ago Chris S Columbus, OH In my mind, true patriotism is not blindly believing that everything one's country is or does is great. Rather, it is believing in the promise of one's country and striving to achieve that promise. ...
22535 8 months ago Cheryl Haines Jenkintown, PA People of all colors support your effort, Colin. Be strong. You help us all become better citizens. Thank You.
22534 8 months ago brandon singh knoxville, TN
22533 8 months ago Pamela Coutilish N.Y., NY What you did was so brave. I admire you so much. Thank you for being courageous enough to protest injustice and racial inequality.
22532 8 months ago Julie Stodolka Plymouth, WI Bravest act I've seen in a long time -- the act of a true patriot.
22531 8 months ago Anonymous West Chester, OH We support your right to protest. As well as your right to play football.
22530 8 months ago John Meggers Des Moines, IA
22529 8 months ago Danielle Di Waltham, MA I want to support CK. I'm not a regular football fan and don't own a jersey. Where can I buy a CK jersey that doesn't benefit the NFL? Preferably something CK can monetarily profit from.
22528 8 months ago Martine Stilwell Vancouver, ot Hi Colin,
We agree totally that it is right to protest how black and people of colour are treated. We hope that your efforts and those of others will finally bring equality, not only in America...
22527 8 months ago SARAH PLUM DES MOINES, IA What you did, quietly and at great risk to your career, is a lesson for all of us. I wish you all the best and want you to know that we are on your side, and support you in every way - and support ...
22526 8 months ago georgia vass Philadelphia, PA
22525 8 months ago Candra Simac Lawrence, KS
22524 8 months ago Christine Allison Aiken, SC I wish I were as brave and courageous as you.
22523 8 months ago Kristen Cann Croydon, PA STAY STRONG !
22522 8 months ago Anonymous Brockton, MA G luck
22521 8 months ago Domini Arnold RUGBY, ot You are a brave, intelligent man who is standing up for all in a peaceful way. I am saddened by the NFL today. Stay strong
22520 8 months ago brian gaffney gibsons, BC Trump is disgusting
22519 8 months ago Bhaskerbhai Patel Dallas, PA
22518 8 months ago Larry Smith Saint Ann, MO I am a black Viet Nam veteran and I haven't stood for the anthem since 1974. When this country apologizes and provides reparations for it's crimes against black people THEN maybe I'll feel comfortab...
22517 8 months ago Miguel Rollison Richmond, VA Bad Things seldome self correct....if giving everyone rights makes some feel like they will somehow get less???
How can I help you Colin? You are trying to help all of us after all....not to b...
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