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 23060 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
22885 2 months ago Teresa Childs-Evans Charlotte, NC
22884 2 months ago kelly propps Lexington, KY i can not afford most nike shoes, but i think that their new advertising campaign is excellent and i am proud that they had the guts to do it. thank you nike and especially thank you colin, you ma...
22883 2 months ago kelly propps Lexington, KY it is deplorable the way law enforcement treat black males in this country and the fact that the president supports it. it is your constitutional right to peacefully object to this treatment. i co...
22882 2 months ago Raquel Alejandre Ogden, UT Thank you! Are you a true hero.
22881 2 months ago Anonymous Belmont, NC Thank you for helping get out the word about so many young black men being singled out by law enforcement, then shot and killed just for walking in their neighborhoods. I am horrified at the way ...
22880 2 months ago Samuel Kwarteng Far Rockaway , NY A big fat thank you to you mr. Kaepernick for standing up for me, this generation and what's right. God bless you.
22879 2 months ago Amanda Wood Cleveland, OH Thank you for not letting them turn you around. Stand tall and know you are doing the right thing. God Bless you
22878 2 months ago Anonymous Renton, WA Thank you for being a leader. God bless
22877 2 months ago Anonymous Bend, OR Colin,
I am in total support of your right to protest in any manner you so choose. False patriotism has no place in this democracy. Our current administration is shameful in their condemnation...
22876 2 months ago Carol Coons Glenview, IL I support your brave stance on racial inequality.
22875 2 months ago James Sudduth San Mateo, CA I am a 69 year old white male who grew up in a conservative Mormon home. My life since my childhood has shown me that a very different world exists outside that safe cocoon. I just wish that the mes...
22874 2 months ago Martha Tollers Pittsboro, NC Mr. Kaepernick, I support you and admire your courage. We need to listen to what you are saying.
Martha Tollers
22873 2 months ago Anonymous Prairie Village, KS Thank you for everything you're doing. You are brave to be doing this in such a terrible political climate.
22872 2 months ago Mike Glendenning Robinson, IL After watching and listening to Colin, I've never been prouder of my 25 years in the military. Giving Colin the right to Express himself however he pleases, is why we in the military do what we do....
22871 2 months ago Becky Lucas Tucson, AZ i appreciate what u are doing. I know a lot of white people bad talk u, but this old lady glad u are making people aware of cops abusive behavior.

Thanks
22870 2 months ago Chelsea Dare Chicago, IL
22869 2 months ago Daniel Boltja Commack, NY
22868 2 months ago Majesty Mendez Newark, NJ I support everything you are standing for and fighting for. I’m rooting you win the case against the NFL for you were practicing your freedom of speach. A lot of people aren’t seeing the big picture...
22867 2 months ago Anonymous Havertown, PA I applaud Colin Kaepernick for having the courage of his convictions. Since when is kneeling disrespectful? We kneel when we pray - let's all pray for social justice everywhere.
22866 2 months ago Michael Strieby Evergreen, CO I support the significance of your statement for racial equality
22865 2 months 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 months ago Victoria Kline Albemarle , NC
22863 2 months 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 months ago Danielle Tassara Poquoson, VA
22861 2 months ago Joseph Bristow Clovis, CA
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