Thank Athletes for Taking a Knee and Resisting Trump

Donald Trump has been very understanding of violent racists, but has the ugliest words for African American athletes who nonviolently protest a racist criminal justice system.

Trump's bombast has spurred even more athletes to speak out against racial injustice and against Trump.

We will deliver the petition with your signatures to the players union.

Click below to thank those athletes who have taken a knee in protest -- or have joined in their defense:

We thank those athletes who have taken a knee to protest racism and injustice, and in defense of freedom of speech and freedom of thought. We thank those who have come to their defense. You have our gratitude.


151-175 of 27941 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
27791 3 months ago Anonymous Philadelphia, PA To vilify the efforts of black and brown people to bring attention to the hatred and racism we suffer each day they call what Kapernack and other black athletes are doing as "taking a knee." Has i...
27790 3 months ago Nancy M. Caswell Clinton, MA
27789 3 months ago Nicholas DiMasi, Jr. Glen Ellyn, IL
27788 3 months ago Joseph Mitchener Pioneer, CA
27787 3 months ago Jenny Amanda Hurwitz New York, NY
27786 3 months ago Joanne Mayhew Olympia, WA
27785 3 months ago Flo Ceravolo NY, NY
27784 3 months ago Kurt McInnes Langley, BC
27783 3 months ago Cathy Gray Indianapolis, IN Kneeling is a sign of deep honor and respect - and a posture taken to plea for help and justice. Never feel ashamed or intimidated in the quest for what is due to every human being on this planet! I...
27782 3 months ago James Mitchell Lexington, NC Thank you.
27781 3 months ago Nicholas Ratto Alameda, CA
27780 3 months ago Mercy Flores Tempe, AZ Thank you for your courage in kneeling, praying and pursuing justice!
27779 3 months ago Donna Barrett Buffalo Grove, IL
27778 3 months ago Nancy McMahon Olympia, WA
27777 3 months ago Malaika Boyd Pflugerville, TX
27776 3 months ago Anonymous Chicago, IL
27775 3 months ago Anonymous Baltimore, MD
27774 3 months ago Anonymous Tacoma, WA Protest is patriotic, baked into our nation's existence, and enshrined in our Constitution. Thank you for your service towards the greater good and the principled integrity you displayed against a ...
27773 3 months ago Laney Roberts Charleston, SC
27772 3 months ago Deborah Henry St. Louis, MO
27771 3 months ago Liz Johnson Albany, CA
27770 3 months ago Joanne Katzen Aptos, CA
27769 3 months ago Kara Duffy Roy, WA
27768 3 months ago Rob Carter Lafayette, CO
27767 3 months ago Kellie Searl san gabriel, CA
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Background:
> Benjamin Sachs: The NFL’s “take a knee” ban is flatly illegal
> Deadspin: Here's How NFL Teams Demonstrated During The National Anthem Today
> Vice: Stephen A. Smith Points Out NFL's Paid Patriotism Problem
> Dave Zirin: For the NFL, It Was Choose Your Side Sunday