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 23016 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
22866 2 weeks ago Michael Strieby Evergreen, CO I support the significance of your statement for racial equality
22865 2 weeks ago P.A. York OKEMOS, MI Your peaceful silence speaks volumes ... tell your NFL supporters to stay in locker room during anthem ... that too will say it all ... we are with you ...
carry on ...
22864 2 weeks ago Victoria Kline Albemarle , NC
22863 2 weeks ago Andrea Arkadie Houston, TX About time somebody realize that is the wrong thing and I believe in him what he's doing he's doing the right thing keep the courage keep going believe what you believe in your mind which is right a...
22862 2 weeks ago Danielle Tassara Poquoson, VA
22861 2 weeks ago Joseph Bristow Clovis, CA
22860 2 weeks ago Dillin Bradley Parma , OH Hello, I am a white male who has never had to deal with discrimination in any way. I’m a huge NFL fan and 10000% behind Colin. I fully support this beautiful country and everything that it stands fo...
22859 2 weeks ago Brian Zucker Pittstown, NJ People hatefully criticized Muhammad Ali for his stance on the Vietnam War--but he stood up for his convictions and was eventually adopted by this country. This is what I believe you, and your suppo...
22858 2 weeks ago Anonymous Corydon, IN Thank you
22857 2 weeks ago Dante Cuddy Henderson, NV Thank you for your courage to stand (and kneel!) for what you believe in, no matter the cost. You are an inspiration and a role model, no matter what your childish critics say.
22856 2 weeks ago Katie Coppola Exeter, NH Thank you so much for standing up for what is correct as a military brat I know what you are doing is not disrespectful but tying to find respect and dignity for others! I thank you and support you ...
22855 2 weeks ago Anonymous Grand Rapids, MI Thank you, Colin, for your courageous work in the interest of social justice and equality. History will view you as a great leader in the mold of Ali and others!
22854 2 weeks ago Shannan Schaffer Charlotte, NC It is always patriotic to stand (or kneel as the case may be) for what is right. Your unwavering commitment to the truth is so inspiring. Stay strong.
22853 2 weeks ago Kermit Sarber Houston, TX You are my hero. Nike is backing the right horse.
22852 2 weeks ago Paul Krewski San Diego, CA You are a shining example of the very best a person can be, and now I have reason to be proud to be a lifetime Nike wearer. 100% support here!
22851 2 weeks ago Ted Kolhek Aiken , SC Most of us realize you were protesting against injustice, not the flag or anthem, etc. I wholeheartedly support you. Kudos to Nike and boo to nfl owners, who only love money.
As for that ufc fig...
22850 2 weeks ago Elysia Roberts Loganville , GA My family supports you 100%. We’re praying for a Great Awakening in ourselves and this world. A thank you doesn’t even seem appropriate for doing what you’re doing. May God bless you and protect you...
22849 2 weeks ago Charles Shaver Louisville, KY More white people need to stand up with their African American fellow citizens to speak out against injustice
22848 2 weeks ago Erin Poirier Clinton, IA
22847 2 weeks ago Lindsay Hitchcock Seattle, WA
22846 2 weeks ago Anonymous ANNAPOLIS, MD Suggest reading a new Amazon book by Jack O'Hare titled "Hey Greaseball.
Violent America-A New Folktale "
22845 2 weeks ago Alex Segal Melrose, FL I grew up in Louisiana in the fifties, and was exposed to vicious racism. You are very brave to take this stand and pay such a price, career and financial. I wish you no regrets!
22844 2 weeks ago Kim Jones Asheville, NC
22843 2 weeks ago jackie Williams seattle, WA
22842 2 weeks ago Anonymous Florvaag, ot
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