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 23021 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
22946 2 weeks ago Candace Wood Bonsall, CA Humanity should be our race. This is your calling, Colin.
Keep moving forward.
22945 2 weeks ago James Summers Lemoore, CA Kaep... you were my man... w you and Harbaugh you guys brought us back. Broke my heart when it fell apart.... no blame..
....but what made my heart whole again (after losing my dad to cancer...
22944 2 weeks ago Anthony Walton Honesdale , PA Thank you BROTHER... You are what we and the WORLD need.... just like you I fight for respect..and I hope the young brothers and sisters are listening to YOU!... STAY BLESSED... And STRONG... Please...
22943 2 weeks ago Terrence Hawkins Oxnard, CA I support you brotha and I appreciate you using your platform and stage to bring awareness to people that aren't on tv to voice themselves!! Thank you! I would love to get involved!
22942 2 weeks ago Rebecca McCain Albuquerque, NM
22941 2 weeks ago Mollie Verstl Tracy, CA YOU ARE A TRUE PATRIOT. THANK YOU
22940 2 weeks ago TC Cassidy Chattanooga, TN Mr. Kaepernick
I served and I have your back. #KnowYourRights #ExerciseYourRights
22939 2 weeks ago Michael Bland Matthews , NC I am going to buy Nike products today! I appreciate courage. Thank you!
22938 2 weeks ago Anthony Barrett Baltimore, MD I stand with you I admire your bravery if I had the financial means I would stand beside you # Colin no kap ???????????????
22937 2 weeks ago Lori Tomak Everett, WA Colin, you are an American hero. Thank you for your sacrifice. Go forward, together we will bend the arc of justice!
22936 2 weeks ago June Barbera POINT REYES STATION, CA I support your stance, Colin, and always will. I fully embrace all the work you have taken on towards racial justice and equality. Please keep up the good - the best - work. And I will, too, going ...
22935 2 weeks ago Anonymous La Place, LA You are such a brave and strong young man. So much hate is pouring from every angle in the name of a flag. We know better. Hang in there. Justice will prevail.
22934 2 weeks ago Sandy Shevack Paterson, NJ Colin is a true American hero. Trump is a selfish, rotten Neo-Nazi lover.
22933 2 weeks ago Carol Brockington Aiken, SC
22932 2 weeks ago Anonymous Hooksett, NH You are a man of tremendous principles.
Ignore the ignorant, they fear change and losing their edge
We all need to address hyprocracy when we see it.
Keep at it
22931 2 weeks ago Mathilde Latona Netherlands, ot You have made your statement, Mr Kaepernick and that's fine for me. Thank you for your courage, as long as it is not just a marketing stunt.

I do hope that this is more then just about Blac...
22930 2 weeks ago Anonymous Baton Rouge, LA
22929 2 weeks ago Anonymous Gainesville, FL Because truth and justice matter.
22928 2 weeks ago Laskarina Achaea Warwick , RI I support Colin Kaepernick 100 percent and I admire his bravery!

Stacia Huyler
22927 2 weeks ago Anonymous Dav, CA Thank you, Colin, for being a beautiful human being shining compassion, strength and love on society with your steady work and sacrifice. It is about racial injustice plenty of military families sup...
22926 2 weeks ago Ethan Pieroni Tucson, AZ Dear Mr. Kaepernick,
We're from Salpointe Catholic High School in Tucson Arizona, and we're doing a project about your stand for minority violence. We would like to know more about the scale of ...
22925 2 weeks ago Marva Lortsher Cottonwood Heights, UT Mr. Kaepernick, I am amazed by the courage and strength you have exhibited In this last year. Please know that your grace is being seen in the world. I have been inspired by Gandhi and Martin Lu...
22924 2 weeks ago Anonymous C Arlington, TX Kudos to the Fort Worth's Race and Cultural Task Force who unveiled its first set of recommendations to address racial disparities. The city of Fort Worth, the millennials and Nike gets it. They g...
22923 2 weeks ago Amandilo Cuzan CHICAGO, IL Thank you for using your celebrity status to bring attention to social injustice and police brutality. You kneel on the shoulders of giants and we are all better because of your great sacrifice. M...
22922 2 weeks ago Anonymous Reno, NV Thank you for showing all Americans what gracious, quiet, non-violent, free speech means in this age of over-the-top histrionics. MLK is smiling proudly down. This 60 year old white lady supports ...
Next ->

By taking action you will be automatically signed up for action alerts from Roots Action. We consider your contact information to be private and confidential. We will NOT disclose it to any other entity unless you specifically authorize us to do so. You can unsubscribe at the bottom of any email you receive from us.