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.


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Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
22551 5 hours ago David Lang New York, NY Men with black skin are treated as sub-human in the U.S.A.
To punish Colin Kaepernick for recognizing / highlighting this compounds crime with shame.
I hope he is allowed to play again. ...
22550 8 hours ago Howard Van Trease Eugene, OR Thank you for your courage and commitment.
22549 23 hours ago Anonymous Q White Plains, NY I respect what you stand for and you inspire me to stand with you
22548 1 day ago Teresa O'Rourke-Shapiro Los Angeles, CA We appreciate you!
22547 1 day ago Matthew Early Wabash, IN
22546 1 day ago Anonymous Campbell, CA Good Luck! Stay Strong!
22545 1 day ago Maurice Davis Denton , TX I support you man.
Keep up the fight.
22544 1 day ago Lorna Thorpe Goodland, KS I hope you are doing well and are resigned to a team, if that is what you want, and that you are secure and supported. I think you are doing what is difficult and necessary and succeeding. You are...
22543 1 day ago Harpal Sangha North Royalton, OH Thank you for contributing to humanity god bless you wish there where more athletes like you and humans you're a voice for all minorities and all people because of you're intellect and compassion to...
22542 2 days ago Anonymous Santa Cruz, CA Thank you for your action, you are supported!
22541 2 days ago Anonymous Austin, TX Dear Colin,

You have my full support in bringing attention to issues of racism, police brutality, and disparate impact that this country has been dealing with since its inception. I think w...
22540 2 days ago Anonymous Austin, TX Dear Colin,

You have my full support in bringing attention to issues of racism, police brutality, and disparate impact that this country has been dealing with since its inception. I think w...
22539 2 days ago Rose Patrick Chicago Park, CA We the people cannot let blacks mothers and fathers fear for their childrens safety on the streets of this blessed America. The time as come once again as in the sixty to right a wrong.
22538 2 days ago Brett Stephen AB Thanks for being a public figure to be proud of. You're on the right side of history and you're doing a good thing
22537 2 days ago Christine K Saint Francis, WI You have our support. Let's take it to the White House.
22536 3 days ago Chris S Columbus, OH In my mind, true patriotism is not blindly believing that everything one's country is or does is great. Rather, it is believing in the promise of one's country and striving to achieve that promise. ...
22535 3 days ago Cheryl Haines Jenkintown, PA People of all colors support your effort, Colin. Be strong. You help us all become better citizens. Thank You.
22534 3 days ago brandon singh knoxville, TN
22533 3 days ago Pamela Coutilish N.Y., NY What you did was so brave. I admire you so much. Thank you for being courageous enough to protest injustice and racial inequality.
22532 3 days ago Julie Stodolka Plymouth, WI Bravest act I've seen in a long time -- the act of a true patriot.
22531 3 days ago Anonymous West Chester, OH We support your right to protest. As well as your right to play football.
22530 3 days ago John Meggers Des Moines, IA
22529 3 days ago Danielle Di Waltham, MA I want to support CK. I'm not a regular football fan and don't own a jersey. Where can I buy a CK jersey that doesn't benefit the NFL? Preferably something CK can monetarily profit from.
22528 3 days ago Martine Stilwell Vancouver, ot Hi Colin,
We agree totally that it is right to protest how black and people of colour are treated. We hope that your efforts and those of others will finally bring equality, not only in America...
22527 3 days ago SARAH PLUM DES MOINES, IA What you did, quietly and at great risk to your career, is a lesson for all of us. I wish you all the best and want you to know that we are on your side, and support you in every way - and support ...
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