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.


176-200 of 22711 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
22536 10 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 10 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 10 months ago brandon singh knoxville, TN
22533 10 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 10 months ago Julie Stodolka Plymouth, WI Bravest act I've seen in a long time -- the act of a true patriot.
22531 10 months ago Anonymous West Chester, OH We support your right to protest. As well as your right to play football.
22530 10 months ago John Meggers Des Moines, IA
22529 10 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 10 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 10 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 10 months ago georgia vass Philadelphia, PA
22525 10 months ago Candra Simac Lawrence, KS
22524 10 months ago Christine Allison Aiken, SC I wish I were as brave and courageous as you.
22523 10 months ago Kristen Cann Croydon, PA STAY STRONG !
22522 10 months ago Anonymous Brockton, MA G luck
22521 10 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 10 months ago brian gaffney gibsons, BC Trump is disgusting
22519 10 months ago Bhaskerbhai Patel Dallas, PA
22518 10 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 10 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...
22516 10 months ago Neil Mossop WIGTON, ot Dear Sir, Just to let you know the whole of the "thinking" world is right behind you, If you green ,purple, black or white you deserve respect.
22515 10 months ago Jack Pilson Raymond, CA
22514 10 months ago Peter Wing Vancouver, BC Colin - I wish your countrymen could recognize the true meaning of your protest, and leave racism behind them. We’re with you. Black lives do matter and people of all colours should receive equal re...
22513 10 months ago KAREN BRUNSON WICHITA, KS I HAVE BEEN ON YOUR SIDE SINCE THE FIRST TIME YOUR TOOK A KNEE ON THE FIELD TO INSIST THAT BLACK LIVES MATTER. I'M A WHITE SENIOR CITIZEN AND FEDERAL EMPLOYEE AND HAVE NEVER BEEN A SPORTS FAN, BUT I...
22512 10 months ago Anonymous Minneapolis, MN Colin, you are an inspiration. Thank you.
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