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.
23150 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months ago Anonymous Fridley, MN 100% support!
We need many more people like you.
Stay fearless and proud.
One Love
23147 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months ago Stephen Rader Falls Church, VA
23140 3 months ago Kathy Craft , ot
23139 3 months 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 3 months ago Paul Grogan Chatham, MA You should be playing QB
23137 3 months 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 3 months 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 3 months ago Michael Snowden Baltimore, MD Keep going Man
23134 3 months ago Anonymous Orangeburg, SC MR. KAEPERNICK , PLEASE LOOK HOW MUCH YOU INSPIRED A 66 YEAR OLD AFRICAN AMERICAN GRANDFATHER!

Hi, my name is Myron Anderson, CEO of Telzor Technologies, developer of Vleeze. Vleeze is a...
23133 3 months 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.
23132 3 months ago Bonnie Dickerson Southern Pines, NC I believe what you are doing is admirable and courageous. They are wrong and you are right. Hold tight. Hang in. Sometimes it takes awhile for common sense to catch up.
23131 3 months ago Shawn Foster Brookville, PA Collin is right. Respect to you from Steeler Fan
23130 3 months ago Earlene Gorzell Reno, NV Is there a football team bave enough to offer CKa job
23129 3 months ago Elizabeth Clemmons Raleigh, NC A 10 year old Cub Scout, in Durham, NC, took a knee during the City Council meeting last night. You should be able to view it on CBS 17, WNCN. There are many non-blacks that support your protest, I...
23128 4 months ago Jo Scheimberg Santa Clarita, CA Dear Mr. Kaepernick,

I am so in awe of your bravery and courage. I am appalled by the actions of the NFL and hope that you win your legal proceeding against them. Stay strong!! Kneeling is ...
23127 4 months ago Jim Reed Canandaigua, NY With leaders such as you, there will be racial justice one day.
23126 4 months ago Susan Wolford Canandaigua, NY I was with you from the beginning and am with you going forward. Those who act first take the most risk--kudos to you for daring to protest injustice in such a public arena.
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