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.


226-250 of 23047 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
22822 1 month ago Ernie Casciato Portland , OR You are an inspiration... I so admire your courage and character. You are exercising your rights without fear and for good reasons.
22821 1 month ago Linda Day Houston, TX
22820 1 month ago Denise Sheely Hilliard, OH
22819 1 month ago chelsea smith new port richey, FL
22818 1 month ago david fischer EL PASO, TX MY FAMILY SUPPORTS COLIN AND HIS RIGHT TO FREE SPEECH!
22817 1 month ago Page Williams Houston, TX I am an 80-year-old white woman who admires your attitude and courage, and cannot understand all the protests. Kneeling is not disrespectful.
22816 1 month ago Brian Hartnack Solana Beach, CA Keep it up Kap! History will honor your sacrifice.
22815 1 month ago Anonymous Raleigh, NC Honesty in today's world takes courage, especially for those with more to lose than to gain.
22814 1 month ago Anonymous Takoma Park, MD Thank you for not giving in
22813 1 month ago Mark Higgins Washington , DC You made me proud to be an American the minute you went on your knee to honor the victims of virulently un-American injustice.
Thank you for being a real patriot in addition to a wonderful pers...
22812 1 month ago Anonymous INDIANAPOLIS, IN Colin,
I support you and your statement. It is so sad that so many people have taken it out of the context of which is was intended. YOU are an inspiration and I appreciate you standing up...
22811 1 month ago Jeanine Love San Antonio, TX Continue to stand up for your beliefs. Kuddos to you & Nike. I stood up when a supervisor called the staff slaves. I was fired after I filed the complaint. After 20 years on this job without 1 infra...
22810 1 month ago Anonymous Arvada, CO Having been in the midst of the 1960-70's, I totally support your effort for equality!
22809 1 month ago Emma Davisson Williston, SC Thank you for all that you have done. I have lots of respect for you and hope that you don’t take all the hate to heart. People will always be against change. That doesn’t mean that we are all again...
22808 1 month ago Michelle Wieland Fort Wayne, IN
22807 1 month ago Steven Graff Aptos, CA
22806 1 month ago Kate Redding Denver, CO
22805 1 month ago Ann Vineyard Chino Hills, CA So proud of you. Just do it.
22804 1 month ago Anicca Schmidt Orient, OH
22803 1 month ago Anonymous Germantown, TN
22802 1 month ago Rachel Duvack Denver, CO I'll kneel in solidarity first chance I get. Those who say you disrespect the flag have intentionally misunderstood your clearly expressed motivation. You go, guy. Glad you got the Nike contract.
22801 1 month ago Victor Ortiz Yuma, AZ
22800 1 month ago C. Miller Rio Rancho, NM We stand behind you. You are a brave, encouraging person. Stay strong and God Bless.
22799 1 month ago Hugh Horton Cedar Key, FL I support you & Nike. Don't quit now. Keep up the good work. From a 75 year old white guy.

Thank you. ~Hugh
22798 1 month ago p bryer Eugene, OR
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