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 22597 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
22372 3 months ago Jennifer Cook HUMMELSTOWN, PA Can't support the NFL again until this player is back on a team
22371 3 months ago Anonymous New york, NY
22370 3 months ago Tim Campbell antioch, CA Although I'm dissappointed that Colin didn't vote in the general election, (which could have helped avoid the idiot for pres Donald Trump) i totally support his protest and kneeling during t...
22369 3 months ago Anonymous Manhattan, KS Black Lives Matter. Know Justice Know Peace. No Just No Peace?????
22368 3 months ago Rose Clark Fox River Grove, IL I am a 63 year old wife, mother and grandmother of 6. I sit whenever I am somewhere the pledge allegiance is being said. I have a few reasons including yours. I have never said Trump's name and the...
22367 3 months ago Jennifer Burroughs Berkeley, CA Thank you for kneeling for true American values--free speech, and all men are created equal. Look forward to seeing you play again, I know it will happen eventually. I am thrilled to see the leagu...
22366 3 months ago Anonymous Modesto, CA Following in the footsteps of King, peaceful protest to enact change is to be respected.
22365 3 months ago Chris Monroe Duluth, MN Colin's strength and conscience is a testament to humanity. I think he is amazing.
22364 3 months ago Anonymous Arbutus, MD Stay strong Colin, we are behind you. Hats off also to your proud Mom and Dad. I know all of you get a lot of hate thrown your way but when they go low, we go high. Please note that I am of Europ...
22363 3 months ago Margy Kelly Worcester, MA
22362 3 months ago Tom Duly Penngrove, CA Your stance is brave and correct. Don't change it ever - you have the respect of all decent people with human rights above the profit motive as priorities...
22361 3 months ago Jennifer Hartmann Lombard, IL Colin, I am not a sports fan but appreciate your bravery in exercising your first amendment rights, in protesting racial injustice and find your charity moving and inspiring. Thank you.
22360 3 months ago Paula Price Livingston, TX The right to free speech...which includes the show of protest...is guaranteed by our constitution. The furor and hatred over this is stupid and un- American.
22359 3 months ago Anonymous chaparral, NM The First Amendment !!!!!!!! You Go Colin or take a knee. The support today will be over the top in adhesiveness that YOU had the COURAGE to begin. It began as a flicker and today 9/24/17 will be t...
22358 3 months ago Anonymous New York, NY I am an older (late 70s) white woman, and not particularly a football fan. I support your position completely, and hope that Trump's outrageous response will provoke a rising tide of suppor...
22357 3 months ago Anonymous Concord, NC Dictators in 3rd rate countries deny their citizens the right to protest. Our Constitution which codifies our right to do so is what makes our country exceptional. It's sad that we have a 3rd rate...
22356 3 months ago Anonymous Keene, NH Colin, I support your decision to take a public stand against racial injustice. IMHO it is not disrespectful to take a knee during an anthem. In fact, I think it shows remarkable consideration and h...
22355 3 months ago Anonymous Chula Vista, CA
22354 3 months ago Mary Stupek Spokane, WA
22353 3 months ago Karen Leemou Bronx, NY I THANK YOU FOR BEING A REAL MAN AND A TRUE HERO. I SUPPORT YOU 100% AND WILL DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO SHOW THAT IMBECILE #45 WHAT AMERICA IS REALLY ABOUT, SOLIDARITY BROTHER!
22352 3 months ago Cory Schmelzer La Jolla, CA
22351 3 months ago Regina Pearce Coral Gables, FL
22350 3 months ago Amanda Buchanan CORVALLIS, OR My family supports Kaepernick!!!
22349 3 months ago Kayla Vokolek San Francisco, CA
22348 3 months ago Dana Alexander Dunedin, FL
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