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.
22606 3 months ago Justin Rencher Santa Barbara, CA There is no improper venue or platform through which to stand up for your rights. Thank you for your bravery.
22605 3 months ago isaac arroyo bronx, NY colin i support be strong
22604 3 months ago Lori Cusenza Rochester, MI Ignorant people would deny you the rights guaranteed in the constitution, but I salute you for your bravery and for your commitment to justice and righteousness. God bless you.
22603 3 months ago Mrs. Lea Shayuk Picton Ontario Canada, ot Colin I am so proud of you. I am a 72 year old White Canadian woman who could never understand the violence the U.S has continued as long as I can remember.
I wish you safety and continued stre...
22602 3 months ago Susan Peets Muskegon, MI Colin,
Please know that you are in good company in your courage to take a brave stand--at great personal cost--against injustice. You may experience great backlash for a season, but time hopefuToday I was reading the book. A People\'s History of the United States by Howard Zinn. Citizens taking a stand against wrongs being commited and experiencing condemnation has been going on forever. Even Christ can relate.
Merry Christmas.
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22601 3 months ago Judith Ward Denver, CO I support your protest. You must be a very special individual
to take this action. Our country needs more souls like yours.
Judy Ward, from Michigan originally, and I'm white.
22600 3 months ago Anonymous jersey city, NJ
22599 3 months ago Anonymous Indiana, PA Your actions are as patriotic as Rosa Parks'. Don't let them grind you down with their false equivalencies. Kneel, Sit, Stand, Raise Your Fist = Speak Your Peace.
22598 3 months ago Christopher Cobbs Indianapolis, IN Kap I love what you stand for and I am behind you 100%. To see a person fight for what they believe in no matter what you lose is enough to see that we still have true black leaders
22597 3 months ago Keturah Cody Portland, OR I appreciate you my black brotha! Please don't forget bout your sistas!
22596 3 months ago Anonymous Elkins park, PA I just want you to know , that great things are going to happen for you in 20 18, I pray that God will bless you in every way that you can imagine ,you are a great person I'm so proud of you I don'...
22595 3 months ago Latia Dorsett New Rochelle, NY Thank you for your sacrifices, service and true understanding of being Black and Proud! You are a gem and the Lord will continue to bless, cover and guide you!
22594 3 months ago Adam Drew Pompano Beach, FL As a white, middle-class, veteran, words cannot express my support for what you are doing for justice and I would like to think that race has nothing to do with it, but I'd be wrong. Keep on Kaeping...
22593 3 months ago Sharon Stakes Cedar Rapids, IA As a 60 year old white female Saints fan, I am in total support of Colin's efforts to focus attention on why "black lives matter." I am sick at heart every time I hear another of the senseless killi...
22592 3 months ago Ciatu Mays Alliance, OH KEEP UP THE FIGHT BROTHER.
22591 4 months ago Daniel Lawler Cheshire, CT
22590 4 months ago Paul Haider Chicago, IL
22589 4 months ago Anonymous Baltimore, MD Colin, your integrity inspires all right minded people. You have sacrificed much and your bravery humbles me.
22588 4 months ago Robert Cain Raleigh, NC some people just don't get it and will allow themselves to be distracted by an orange faced idiot
22587 4 months ago Leon Cuthbertson London, ot The uk is with you. Let us join the fight
22586 4 months ago John Rehberg SPRINGFIELD, NE
22585 4 months ago Catherine Fingal New York, NY
22584 4 months ago Keri Hill Cary, NC
22583 4 months ago Anonymous Dade City, FL
22582 4 months ago melissa Hutton Hagerstown , MD Stay strong, Colin! You did the right thing, and if I could I would take a knee next to you. You have so many supporters who believe in you and the statement you are making. The people in the NFL wh...
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