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.
22572 1 month ago Emmie Houghton Schenectady, NY
22571 1 month ago Merry Sheaman Tucson , AZ
22570 1 month ago Rochelle Wolf Bridgman, MI Thank You for Your Voice, Your Truths and Your Actions.
22569 1 month ago Ashley Nichols Concord, CA I will be the first to admit that I don't care about football, but I think you kneeling for the flag is brave and inspiring. You have said with your actions that "enough is enough". It hurts me to s...
22568 1 month ago Penny Wilson Lancster, CA I support your right to free speech!
22567 1 month ago Josh Moreno Cedar Rapids, IA Collin,

Thank you for using your platform to speak out for those who do not have a voice.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

-Josh
22566 1 month ago Leisa Quinton everett, WA Thank you Colin for your bravery. Thank you for fighting the good fight. Thank you for your sacrifice.
22565 1 month ago David Louis Milwaukee, WI
22564 1 month ago James Collins Dallas, TX I have been a pro football fan for over 50 years. But, I will give up watching pro football if the NFL keeps disrespecting the ideals and freedoms of this country by denying your right to demonstra...
22563 1 month ago Joyce Moore Portland, OR, OR Colin, thank you for being the one to take a stand, by taking a knee. In my opinion, kneeling during the National Anthem is far more respectful than standing, but those with closed minds cannot see ...
22562 1 month ago Anonymous Fort Mill, SC I hapen to agree with your statements, but even if I didn't, I would be angered by the efforts of so many to silence you. The freedom to voice your concerns about this country in an effort to make i...
22561 1 month ago Anonymous Tampa, FL Thank you...we have only you to lead us. I support you
22560 1 month ago J Lee Mpls, MN
22559 1 month ago Elliott Woolwich Bridgewater, CT Colin keep it up. Do not let people shut you up. You have history behind you to bring respect to the African American. The only people in our nation's history to have their families dstroyed by slav...
22558 1 month ago Tom Draus Saint Donatus, IA If I owned or coach an NFL team you would be my number 1 starting quarterback.
22557 1 month ago Yo Kobayashi Makawao, HI Long time 49er fan. I stand (kneel) with you. Thank you for your courage and true patriotism. You'll definitely be remembered as one of the All Time Great 49ers. Hope to see you on the f...
22556 1 month ago Anonymous Thetford Center, VT Very powerful. Thank you. You are empowering many with your courage.
22555 1 month ago Molly Baker Crofts JOHNSON CITY, TN I stand strong with you Colin! People need to wake up!! Put someone else's shoes on once in a while. Thank you for your commitment on and off the field.
22554 1 month ago Kelsey Sparks Tacoma, WA Thank you for you courage and love
22553 1 month ago Safa Ahmed Morrisville, NC
22552 1 month ago John Bora Cincinnati, OH I fully support your cause and hope you achieve justice in your court case.
22551 1 month ago David Lang New York, NY Men with black skin are treated as sub-human in the U.S.A.
To punish Colin Kaepernick for recognizing / highlighting this compounds crime with shame.
I hope he is allowed to play again. ...
22550 1 month ago Howard Van Trease Eugene, OR Thank you for your courage and commitment.
22549 1 month ago Anonymous Q White Plains, NY I respect what you stand for and you inspire me to stand with you
22548 1 month ago Teresa O'Rourke-Shapiro Los Angeles, CA We appreciate you!
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