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.
22481 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 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 5 months ago Natasha Rhoden Berkeley, ot
22476 5 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 5 months ago Crispin Moakler Colchester, ot British.
22474 6 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 6 months ago Don Subert Lynnwood, WA
22472 6 months ago Ann Woodford Andrews, NC Kneeling in prayer for our country is more important than anything else - the flag included. I love my country, but we are not always right.
22471 6 months ago Sidonia Aguilera Richmond, CA Thank you for taking a knee and using your power for good.
22470 6 months ago Tasha Moore Baltimore , MD I salute Colin Kaepernick for his bravery. It's about time that someone took a stand.
22469 6 months ago Anonymous Valley Springs, CA
22468 6 months ago Patrick Connolly Thousand Oaks, CA How can I help? I'd love to see the athletes wearing the flag at the presidential cup take a knee for justice.
22467 6 months ago Deborah Brannum Wills Point, TX This veteran proudly supports you! Thank you!
22466 6 months ago Kathy Mostella Citrus Heights , CA
22465 6 months ago Anonymous Los Angeles , CA Thank you . Gracias.
22464 6 months ago Helen Christianson Saint Helena, CA Colin, You have my admiration, prayers and support for having the courage to speak against what is unfair and unjust. Beneath the layer of the skin color of all people we are exactly the same. Our b...
22463 6 months ago Anonymous Columbia, SC I believe in the right to protest. Thank you for being so brave. I am a white female, and I am not brave.
22462 6 months ago Tracey Bryant Jackson, MS
22461 6 months ago Anonymous Jersey City, NJ Thanks for fighting for what's right, and giving me hope that my son will grow up in a more just world than I have. Keep up the good fight, I'll be cheering on and doing whatever else I can from the...
22460 6 months ago Brian Williams Kenosha, WI Being ethic, if feel it's time to finally create something that will bring together all the ethnicities of this world. We have to place OUR VISIONS under God. Time for all US MEN to come up with a p...
22459 6 months ago Carla Fristensky Santa Cruz, CA Thank you
22458 6 months ago Jean Fallow Seattle, WA In 30 years all the people hating on you today will claim they loved you. Thanks for your courage.
22457 6 months ago Jeremy Duchow Townsend, TN
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