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.
23157 23 hours ago Joe Hopkins Nampa, ID Sir,
I want you to know I am proud of you and your efforts. While I am truly no one special, I am a Veteran, and am always proud of those who take a stand...especially when it represents someth...
23156 1 day ago Kathy Dreyer Woodland, CA You showed bravery when you refused to stand for the national anthem. Freedom of speech is a priceless right I hold dear. Keep up your good work!
23155 1 day ago Nicholas Fortin-Lenfest Limington, ME Hi, like to start of by saying I'm a huge fan of everything you are doing. I was hoping to find a way to talk to you about a new way for sports to allow for the money to start going to the athletes ...
23154 2 days ago Lorraine Kimble Raleigh, NC I'm in!!! I'm 67 yrs, old. Thank you so much! The national anthem does not represent who American is today. Let's start a petition to change the national anthem. Read Shaun King's article in the NY ...
23153 2 days ago Colleen Bennett Moffat, CO You diud the right thing. Thank you.
23152 3 days ago T. Adajian Crozet, VA Good for you, Mr. K, for having the courage of your convictions!

The right to dissent/protest is a core American right -- in fact, it's a fundamental human right.

There are plac...
23151 3 days ago Yalonda Woods VERO BEACH, FL I would love to say thank you to kapp. Because he touched my heart deeply in 2017. With his even more names t-shirt. Our daughter Alteria Woods is the second name on his t-shirt. At that very momen...
23150 3 days ago R. Matthews Irvine, CA Colin is right. My mixed race family will continue to buy Nike because of Colin. Nike is right in supporting Mr. Kaepernick.
23149 4 days ago Elaine Cromwell Santa Barbara , CA I support you 100%. And thank you for bringing this to the attention of everyone who needs to know. Even people who do not want to know. We are better than that. So thank you. And good luck.
E...
23148 4 days ago Anonymous Fridley, MN 100% support!
We need many more people like you.
Stay fearless and proud.
One Love
23147 4 days ago Anonymous Dana Point , CA Thank you, Colin, for taking a stand even though it was unpopular with some. You have earned my respect!!
23146 4 days ago Anonymous Salt Lake City, UT I'm very pleased you got your settlement from NFL today! I know you'll do a lot of good for others too. Too bad you can't buy your own team, that would be my new team to cheer for. Colin is doing a ...
23145 4 days ago Anonymous Salt Lake City, UT I 100% agree with Mr. Kaepernick! He is a hero for taking a knee and stance. Black friends all across America are being cheated at the very least and murdered it seems daily. I'm ashamed of America ...
23144 4 days ago Richard Eaton Sedalia, CO I feel that the the act of protest is necessary. Thank you for the spot light. Now what is your plan to repair or make the difference. If you are going to begin a quest you must follow through and f...
23143 4 days ago Anonymous Mcdonough, GA I think you SUCK. JUST ANOTHER BLACK WHO CRIES WHEN THINGS DOESN'T GO HIS WAY. ANY COWARD WHO DOESN'T HONOR THE FLAG OR OUR TRUE HERO'S IS SCUM. OF WHICH YOU FIT VERY WELL. TYPICAL PUNK.
23142 4 days ago Ricky Sylvester Gardner , MA Thank you for bringing racial injustice to the forefront. You should be honored especially during black history month. You should make a social conscience feature film and continue to get your messa...
23141 5 days ago Stephen Rader Falls Church, VA
23140 5 days ago Kathy Craft , ot
23139 6 days ago Anonymous Dallas, TX I’m sorry I haven’t written before to express my support for you. If anyone deserves to be honored during Black History month, it is you. Your courage will be honored one day.
23138 6 days ago Paul Grogan Chatham, MA You should be playing QB
23137 6 days ago Daniel White Los Angeles, CA Mr. Kaepernick: I write to express my admiration for your courage and sacrifices in pursuit of your civil rights and justice for everyone, not just whites. I might be white--well, it's not that I ...
23136 6 days ago Anonymous Denver, CO What you did (and continue to do) is as American as it gets. You are paying a price (unbelievably) for that decision but it is highlighting the deep ignorance that rots and weakens t...
23135 6 days ago Michael Snowden Baltimore, MD Keep going Man
23134 7 days ago Anonymous Orangeburg, SC MR. KAEPERNICK , PLEASE LOOK HOW MUCH YOU INSPIRED A 66 YEAR OLD AFRICAN AMERICAN GRANDFATHER!

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23133 1 week ago Stacy Pierre Meadows Place, TX I personally think the national anthem represented some people not all. The date of it define exactly my views 1841. A lot in history has changed since then.
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