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.


76-100 of 22596 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
22521 2 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 2 months ago brian gaffney gibsons, BC Trump is disgusting
22519 2 months ago Bhaskerbhai Patel Dallas, PA
22518 2 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 2 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 2 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 2 months ago Jack Pilson Raymond, CA
22514 2 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 2 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 2 months ago Anonymous Minneapolis, MN Colin, you are an inspiration. Thank you.
22511 2 months ago Jason Parr Harleysville, PA I support you and all conscientious americans. Let truth and basic decency prevail.
22510 2 months ago Lucinda Reese Cleveland, OH Thank you for standing up and stepping to the plate! And for waking us up!
22509 2 months ago Jennifer Booth Pleasant Grove, UT Stay Brave! You are a HERO!
22508 2 months ago Maaria Duff Las Vegas , NV
22507 2 months ago Francois Rollin Zuni, NM
22506 2 months ago Claire Bartley Las Vegas, NV
22505 2 months ago Joshua Peterson Prescott, AZ Thank you Mr. Kaepernick for increasing awareness of the issues we all fight together against as Americans. I am sure you know that athletes like Tommie Smith and Thomas Carlos are behind you every ...
22504 2 months ago Lynda Banks Leesburg, VA Thank you for your courage Mr. Kaepernick. Your willingness to sacrifice for your convictions is truly an inspiration.
22503 2 months ago Jordan Grace Worcester, MA Sell me a kaepernick shirt with 95% proceeds to kaepernick
22502 2 months ago Chesney Sherman Missoula, MT
22501 2 months ago Ed Coty Bridgeport, CT When Colin Kaepernick started to take a knee, it was about police officers getting away with murder. Yet we have someone in the white house who makes the movement about the flag. Since it's a p...
22500 2 months ago Nancy Boucher Portland, ME
22499 2 months ago Nicolette Berthelot Brooklyn, NY
22498 2 months ago Erica Quimby Seattle, WA Thank you Mr.Kapernick. We support you.
22497 2 months ago Sheri Guess TX Everyone has the right to protest peacefully. Everyone.
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