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.


26-50 of 23050 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add comment.
23025 4 weeks ago Marty Schaefer Roseville, CA Love you Kaep!
23024 4 weeks ago Evie Diaz Brooklyn , NY My 16 yr old son has been experiencing racial injustice at his HS school and by his racist coach. He was just told he couldn't play varsity. My son wants this as his dream and his future career. ...
23023 4 weeks ago Anonymous Austin, TX You are a better quarterback than AT LEAST half of the starters in the NFL. Many teams need you and you are a great guy.
23022 4 weeks ago shannon luedke Morrison, CO Colin....Im a white woman with a half black son. Hes 19 and plays football for Colorado State University. I know he has gone through and will continue to go through racially divided situations that ...
23021 4 weeks ago Don Friedrich Youngstown, OH Kaepernick is a jerk
23020 4 weeks ago Robert Robinson Decatur, GA The police in most Black communities have always been there to serve as an occupying alien army. From the days when it was a perquisite for the local sheriff to also be the head of the KKK to moder
Every African American parent who sends their son out into the mean streets of America with only a prayer and the hope that they will return home safely owes Colin Kaepernick a debt of gratitude, because he believed in us even when it meant sacrificing everything.

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23019 4 weeks ago Robert Robinson Decatur, GA The police in most Black communities have always been there to serve as an occupying alien army. From the days when it was a perquisite for the local sheriff to also be the head of the KKK to moder
Every African American parent who sends their son out into the mean streets of America with only a prayer and the hope that they will return home safely owes Colin Kaepernick a debt of gratitude, because he believed in us even when it meant sacrificing everything.

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23018 1 month ago George Williams San Jose, CA I was a big fan of Kap the a QB with my team the 49ers. I felt much of the criticism wasnt warrant even where his playing was concerned. Then when I saw the protest I became even a bigger fan of the...
23017 1 month ago Nicole Turner Kenner, LA I really don't know why everyone is hating on Kaepernick. First and foremost everyone that lives in AMERICA has freedom of speech right? Second of all We all in the UNITED STATE OF AMERICA right?.....
23016 1 month ago Renae Nelson Kansas City, MO You have my support!
23015 1 month ago Anonymous Columbus, OH I agree with you and stand by your decision. We are all entitled to freedom of speech. We are no man's slave!
23014 1 month ago Trine Henriksen Haugesund / Norway, NC Respect! :) So inspiring!
23013 1 month ago Sylvester Birchem Pierre, SD I am requesting an autographed photo
23012 1 month ago Jewl Johnson Marietta, GA Thank you for pushing the discussion forward. I have heard of your work off the field, but I want to hear more about in the news. I also would like get invovled somehow.
23011 1 month ago Christina Sanchez Albuquerque, NM ?
23010 1 month ago Roberta Talmage Arlington, VA Taking a knee is a very respectful way to demonstrate what are true American values. Thank you, Colin, for your courage to ensure our country is the "land of liberty and justice for all."
23009 1 month ago Karen Faulconer Cynthiana, KY Colin Kaepernick is a gifted, handsome, passionate young American, who is exercising his constitutional right to free speech in an entirely respectful, peaceful manner. I salute him and support Nike...
23008 1 month ago Dustin Bichsel Portland , IN Not a fan of football but support every bit of his stance of fighting his right
23007 1 month ago Dustin Bichsel Portland , IN
23006 1 month ago Craig Harper Tupelo, MS I support your movement
23005 1 month ago Delicia A Coleman Detroit, MI
23004 1 month ago Iwear Racistwhitepigsocks Jefferson, OH I would love if he convinced Nike to mass produce the socks depicting white people as fat white pigs. What's racist about that right. It's his right to display white people as fat pigs. It's his fre...
23003 1 month ago Laskarina Achaea Warwick , RI Colin Kaepernick for president!
23002 1 month ago Anonymous Fairfield , CA Spelling correction on previous message from 57 year old great grandmother. Never go on any social media but I felt compelled or led to do so today to support. Thank you!
23001 1 month ago Anonymous Fairfield , CA I am a 57 year old Christian Mexican American great grandmother of Military family and remember a time when people were burning flags for peace not war , most happened to be white . That shouldn't ...
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