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.
22226 1 day ago helen eigenberg los angeles, CA Please know I stand with you. I think it's disgraceful how the NFL is refusing to stand with you. We must find a way to Blackout the NFL. Enough is enough
22225 2 days ago nancy stuart Lenox dale, MA
22224 2 days ago Edwin Montell Hilo, HI It's been a long road for this 75-year-old white male physician to come to grips with his mostly unconscious racism. Even though I am a proud father of 2 Lithuanian/Irish children, 2 Native Hawaiia...
22223 2 days ago Deanna LaTorre San Jose, CA The NFL are cowards for not giving you support. You are a man of integrity. I am a white great grandmother and would be proud to call you my grandson. For years I have protested standing for the nat...
22222 3 days ago Eltah Brinson WA Colin, you are courage; You are strength. Your actions are a perfect example of what it means to be a man. To stand for something and have a voice of your own. Yes you play for the NFL but you are a...
22221 3 days ago James Auden Denton, TX You are a true role model for all of us. As a white male i see and hear racism from my white male friends everyday, but they dont see it themselves. Its deeply engrained in their upbringing and i th...
22220 3 days ago Stacey Bledsoe IN
22219 3 days ago Susan Lozier North Fork, CA Hell yeah, I support Colin Kaepernick. He's the most patriotic man in America. He understands what it means to be an American, and he is willing to pay the price for that freedom. You're in good ...
22218 3 days ago Natasha Avila San Antonio, TX I support u. Its pretty f up what there doung to you. Dont ever change urself for no1.
22217 4 days ago Zac D. MD
22216 4 days ago Melissa Carino OR
22215 5 days ago Petra Thombs Valhalla , NY You are a leader, a teacher and a hero. Grateful for your service to our community.
22214 5 days ago Tonja Proctor Waldorf, MD Thank you Colin for standing up to injustice.
22213 5 days ago Kay Sussman NY
22212 5 days ago Eyvonne King Providence , RI You have my admiration and complete support.
22211 1 week ago Anonymous upper darby, PA Thanks for standing up--fearless!
22210 1 week ago Stephan Scott Captain Cook, HI Is there a website to urge NFL players to use the power they have.
22209 1 week ago Straight Right NJ There is no need for discussion here. The killing ... um, murdering ... of black people by racist whites disguised as cops prompted Mr. Kaepernick's actions. Mr. Kaepernick knows what any sane perso...
22208 1 week ago Jamison Barkley Santa Fe, NM Kaepernick is a true hero and role model.
22207 1 week ago Barb Graczyk IL
22206 1 week ago Anonymous midlothian, VA
22205 1 week ago Robert Bindewald New Palestine, IN I've mostly lost interest in the NFL b/c of all the negative messaging coming from advertisers and some player behavior.
At first, I thought your kneeling was kinda silly. But your persistence i...
22204 1 week ago Kris Goundar WA I support you 110% Colin. Thank you for your courage.
22203 1 week ago Brittany Johnson Atlanta, GA
22202 1 week ago VANNESSA PETERSON Union, NJ
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