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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22859 2 months 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 months ago Anonymous Corydon, IN Thank you
22857 2 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months ago Kermit Sarber Houston, TX You are my hero. Nike is backing the right horse.
22852 2 months 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 months 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 months 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 months 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 months ago Erin Poirier Clinton, IA
22847 2 months ago Lindsay Hitchcock Seattle, WA
22846 2 months ago Anonymous ANNAPOLIS, MD Suggest reading a new Amazon book by Jack O'Hare titled "Hey Greaseball.
Violent America-A New Folktale "
22845 2 months 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 months ago Kim Jones Asheville, NC
22843 2 months ago jackie Williams seattle, WA
22842 2 months ago Anonymous Florvaag, ot
22841 2 months ago Siobhan Moran Aberdeen, Scotland, ot You have support from all over the world. Sending my respect and admiration to you from Scotland! Trump is an abomination, you are a great man.
22840 2 months ago Anonymous Copperas Cove, TX Racism has been simmering just under the surface in this country for way too long. Now our president with his beliefs has opened the flood gates. I'm proud of you and support you 100% for what you a...
22839 2 months ago Dale Thompson Austin, TX Thank you for your bravery!
22838 2 months ago glenda johnson Houston, TX
22837 2 months ago Joseph Lacatena Phoenixville, PA Admirable is a man that is willing to sacrafice his wealth and career for the greater good of his community and country. If our country were entirely made up of people with commensurate integrity, ...
22836 2 months ago Anonymous Camillus, NY Your actions represent what our democracy and constitution was designed to provide for.
22835 2 months ago Anonymous ot Dear Colin
I know what you are doing is right. I hope you have tremendous personal support in your personal life. This is is just to say I admire your dignified stance and the way you bear the i...
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