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.
22714 14 hours ago David Grasse Payson, AZ You have my support and respect, Sir. Keep up the good works!
22713 1 day ago Donald Trump Santa Clara, CA kneel deserve to sit out ......disrespect the flag you black are a rag boy anyway muzzy lover
22712 4 days ago Marilyn Greenberg West Hartford, CT Thank you for having the courage and conviction to decry racial injustice by kneeling and for your support of the Know Your Rights camp and other important causes. I want to invite you to speak at ...
22711 5 days ago Christopher Ventura Milford, NJ Dear Colin,
I just wanted to say that I believe in you and that in my opinion you embody the best of our American ideals. I appreciate your courage, your conviction and your strength of charact...
22710 7 days ago George Dick Burbank, CA Let's all support his stance!
22709 7 days ago George Dick Burbank, CA Let's all support his stance!
22708 1 week ago Anonymous Statesboro, GA Kolin. Keep doing your thing. I thought about buying your jersey to wear to show my support but it would only be sending money to the I will not be purchasing any more of their merchandise...
22707 1 week ago Anonymous Los Angeles, CA You are a national disgrace. Move to Venezuela you loser
22706 1 week ago Roberta Perkins Wilmington, DE I am with you all the way, Colin. You are a true patriot and activist for racial and social justice!!!I plan to display my support...
22705 2 weeks ago Daniel Anderson Los Angeles, CA
22704 3 weeks ago Star Franks San Marcos , TX So proud. Thank you for standing up Going through some injustice with my sin for choosing to love someone of another race. Wished there was some way you could help us. God Bless
22703 3 weeks ago Erle Robinson Richmond, VA The world we live in today is so exhausting, & it's disheartening to see how fictitious the American dream is. I support Colin for expressing his conviction.
22702 3 weeks ago Judy Smith Sarasota, FL Dear Mr Kaepernick
I am a 62 year old white USAF veteran and university professor. I know nothing and care nothing about football. But, I care about social justice. I support taking a knee to I hope this helps,
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22701 3 weeks ago Beau Iwersen Portland , OR Thank you. I can't imagine the pressure and stress it has put on you. Just know it matters. And know that there is a class of 3rd graders in Portland Oregon that know about your fight and have your...
22700 3 weeks ago preston smith Charlotte, NC There needs to be more men and women willing to stand for what they believe.
22699 4 weeks ago Alyssa Arikupurathu Cooper City , FL You one of my hero’s cause you took a stand for something you believed in and didn’t listen to whatever anyone said. I’m only 13 but i try to do everything in my power to stand up for the causes I b...
22698 1 month ago STELL JOHNSON Newnan, GA I am "gramma" to my granddaughter Tommia Dean. Tommia is 20 years and a student at Kennesaw State University where she WAS a cheerleader. She is no longer a cheerleader because she and four other Af...
22697 1 month ago Deneen Henson Aberdeen , MD May God bless you and enlarge your territory! It's a true sign of character to stand up for something that helps others!
22696 1 month ago Anonymous Kingston, WA I think you are incredibly brave. I am devastated day after day, hearing the severity of the injustices of the world we live in; the world I raise my son in. It’s people like you who keep hope avail...
22695 1 month ago Sara Velazquez Poway , CA Hey my name is Sara. Your motivation inspires me to stand up against injustices. I have been not standing for the pledge of allegiance in my high school for about a year. I have been bullied for doi...
22694 1 month ago Amina Jacroux San Jose, CA Hello Mr. Kaepernick,
Just wanna to say” Thank You” for standing up for us/for my boys against racial injustice, you are an amazing human being and even though I’m Hawks fan, ... I apprec...
22693 1 month ago Doreszell Cohen Jacksonville, FL For more than 13 years, I've been BLACK listed from my profession too for speaking out against organizational injustice in public schools. There is Power in our Resistance!! Peace and Light my Broth...
22692 1 month ago steven ringold Gaithersburg, MD Colin, you are brave soul and a true leader. Thank you.
22691 1 month ago Anonymous Pawcatuck, CT THANK YOU MR. KAEPERNICK !!
after hearing your pledge to donate your 90% of your wealth, to help those in need is spectacular !! God Bless !!
22690 2 months ago Tim Gray Austin , TX Thank you for your bravery!
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