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.
23658 1 month ago Javier Gonzalez Cypress, CA Wish you were in LA. Wish you all the best.
23657 2 months ago Renee Perez Hesperia , CA Colin is my quarterback and deserves every opportunity in the NFL like anyone does!!!
23656 3 months ago Javier Gonzalez Cypress, CA I support Kaps quest, and always have. The dude has a rifle arm, he runs he's got good height. The same people that were beating cops 1-6 @ Capitol with US flags are same hypocrites that scoff at Ka...
23655 3 months ago Keith Ross Oak Creek, WI I support Colin . His drive and passion are real . Time to play fair NFL, after all, what are you afraid of ? He's still as good if not better than most current players.
23654 4 months ago Kara Shaw Phoenix, AZ I support Colin Kaepernick
23653 5 months ago Christine McAvoy Oakland, CA Dear Colin,

I’m a 50 year old Caucasian woman (I refuse to be called “white” for MANY reasons). Although only appropriately 5% of my neighborhood was Black, I grew up in San Bruno ...
23652 5 months ago Fabian Ellis IRVING, TX Yo Nupe,

My name is Fabian Ellis and I am a game developer. I have developed a board game (Say My Name) that will be very beneficial in the never-ending racial struggle for equality...
23651 5 months ago Larry Glore Greensburg , IN I admire you so much for your bravery in protesting the injustice in America. You are a gentleman who should be honored by all.
23650 5 months ago Laura Cheesebro San Antonio, TX I wish you justice!
23649 6 months ago Lauren Roberts Cincinnati, OH I just started watching the Netflix series and I just googled - how do I support Colin? And this came up. So I really hope this is still a thing. I’m doing my own internal white people work but I ju...
23648 6 months ago Anonymous Cupertino, CA Thank goodness for your courage. You are a leader that I am proud to follow.
23647 6 months ago M Thomas Pittsburgh, PA Your courage and commitment to your heart’s belief in racial justice is inspiring, reassuring, and soul soothing in a world that seems to veer from right by making wrong popular. You don’t need th...
23646 7 months ago Mary Bullin Round Rock, TX I admire your fortitude and courage. Peaceful protest is our right as USA citizens. Racial injustice and inequity are realities and must not be tolerated.
23645 7 months ago Irma Correa Randolph, MA Thank you
23644 7 months ago Anonymous Minneapolis , MN Thank you, Mr. Kaepernick, for your loving and courageous heart! It takes great strength and bravery to do what you have accomplished in life! You know what drives your soul and your passion, will a...
23643 7 months ago Anonymous Orlando, FL Colin, I admire your courage of conviction. Your Netflix special says it all so well. While I'd love to see you play the sport that you love again, I hope that you will soon be on the big stage aga...
23642 7 months ago Elizabeth Heilman willis, TX You have my utmost respect. You need to find a direct way for conscientious objectors to help you and an organization
23641 8 months ago Anonymous San Francisco, CA Love you CK!
23640 8 months ago Anonymous Keswick, ON It’s time…justice is long overdue. The blindfold needs to be adjusted coz lady justice is clearly peeking. Michael Eric Dyson expressed it so wonderfully in the final moments of his interview with ...
23639 8 months ago Anonymous Las Vegas, NV
23638 8 months ago Lacinetta Coxson Mesquite, TX I support everything you do for racial justice. I saw your Netflix special and I really liked it. Also, I really miss seeing you play football,
23637 8 months ago Anonymous Ogdensburg, WI I am a small dairy farmer in Wisconsin. Your goals of life are heartfelt. I myself have had many downs of life even though things don't go the direction we always want them to go follow the truth ...
23636 8 months ago Anonymous Farmington, NM Some people never understand what another person has gone through. But in my eye I stand for what's right and should be right. And to prove something without giving up shows heart. U have my support!
23635 8 months ago Mike Jones Barry, ot History will judge this man to be among those celebrated civil rights giants!
23634 8 months ago Autumn Hagans Clifton , NJ We support you!!!!
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