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.
23175 6 days ago Christopher Dunham Feasterville, PA
23174 3 weeks ago Lynn Moore Portland, OR As a transracial adoptive mom I am in full support of you efforts. It must have been a insanely hard decision to risk your career. And risk being forced into not doing the thing you love (and we...
23173 3 weeks ago Buck Cowell Nampa, ID I was beat up by the cops for being legally in my own home. I'm white
23172 3 weeks ago Anonymous Woodland, CA Human
23171 3 weeks ago MATTHEW HARTMAN NORTH HIGHLANDS, CA THANK YOU FOR DOING WHAT IS RIGHT.
23170 4 weeks ago antoine hubbard merced, CA I am the founder of S.O.U.L. which stands for Straighten 0ut Unjust Law here in Merced Ca. I truly believe God gave you the courage to speak out for Racial Injustice. So many Black Males/Females ...
23169 1 month ago Erin Baker Coppell, TX Dear Mr. Kaepernick,

I am a 5th grade teacher and the following message is from a group of very ambitious/hopeful 5th graders. :)

Hello. We are fifth graders at Pinkerton Eleme...
23168 1 month ago Christopher Dunham Feasterville, PA
23167 2 months ago Tom Draus Saint Donatus, IA Colin is a good person. I admire his bravery to do what is right despite the 'price'. America is not the great country so many profess us to be if one is ostercized as he is. I support him.
23166 2 months ago Lorenzo Chambers Brooklyn, NY From one Nupe to another, words cannot express how proud I am of what you are doing to promote social justice and equity. As a former college football player who also had a tryout for the league, I ...
23165 2 months ago DIANE PEAGLER Papillion, NE Because he stands for (kneels) for something most of us never experience being white- ) We can never know what having black skin * or skin of color brings- Its a "scar" of sorts He woul...
23164 3 months ago Marcello Lozano Spring, TX I’m a USMC Veteran. I was unlawfully arrested based on a false accusation of having explosives in my work office. I was incarcerated, missed my daughters graduation because of it, then fired without...
23163 3 months ago Phillip Smith Morrisville, NC Colin, you remind me of the brothers from the 70's in the Black Panther Party. Keep Fighting and watch your back!
23162 3 months ago Anonymous Eureka, CA I just wanted to share with you that our school is having a Peacemaker lunch and you are the person our school is honoring. The lunch is happening on Thursday Feb.28 Our school is a Tk-10th grade sc...
23161 3 months ago David Otto San Diego, CA I know I'm late to the show but wanted to say that as a white US ARMY vet of the cold war stationed in West Germany that I never misunderstood the issue. I feel that the black community needs to be ...
23160 3 months ago Anonymous CHICO, CA I am a 57 white woman who NEVER watches sports, let alone football. But I do follow social injustice issues.

I am in awe of you.
23159 3 months ago Danny Campbell Columbia, MO Colin,
I am a White, privileged, mid-western dude, and you are my hero. Your courage and nobility calling out institutionalized racism and continued harassment of Black citizens everywhere in A...
23158 3 months ago Anonymous Chicago, IL keep doing what you're doing. we're all behind you
23157 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months ago Colleen Bennett Moffat, CO You diud the right thing. Thank you.
23152 3 months 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 months 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...
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