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 23076 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
22926 3 months ago Ethan Pieroni Tucson, AZ Dear Mr. Kaepernick,
We're from Salpointe Catholic High School in Tucson Arizona, and we're doing a project about your stand for minority violence. We would like to know more about the scale of ...
22925 3 months ago Marva Lortsher Cottonwood Heights, UT Mr. Kaepernick, I am amazed by the courage and strength you have exhibited In this last year. Please know that your grace is being seen in the world. I have been inspired by Gandhi and Martin Lu...
22924 3 months ago Anonymous C Arlington, TX Kudos to the Fort Worth's Race and Cultural Task Force who unveiled its first set of recommendations to address racial disparities. The city of Fort Worth, the millennials and Nike gets it. They g...
22923 3 months ago Amandilo Cuzan CHICAGO, IL Thank you for using your celebrity status to bring attention to social injustice and police brutality. You kneel on the shoulders of giants and we are all better because of your great sacrifice. M...
22922 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months ago Jodhel Destina Central Islip, NY
22919 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months ago Cedric Russell Providence, RI Thank you. Your what we need in this time.
22915 3 months ago Alex C ot There is no room for racism on Mother Earth
22914 3 months ago Paul Marcus SALEM, OR
22913 3 months ago Catherine McGinnis Winston Salem, NC Colin, you are a hero and a role model.
22912 3 months ago James Moseley Mill Valley, CA
22911 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months ago george freeland Gaithersburg, MD I want a bumper sticker that says something like

Stand up for justice
(or kneel)
22907 3 months 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 3 months ago Rodney Parks el paso, TX Love you kap support you 100%
22905 3 months ago Beth Ann Hanlon Wilkes Barre, PA
22904 3 months 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 3 months ago Anonymous Tampa, FL ??????
22902 3 months ago Laurie McKenna Olney, MD What is more American than peaceful protest? Protests ended the Vietnam War. I support Kaepernick taking the knee.
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