By Sapelo Square

And what is [the matter] with you that you fight not in the cause of Allah and [for] the oppressed among men, women, and children who say, “Our Lord, take us out of this city of oppressive people and appoint for us from Yourself a protector and appoint for us from Yourself a helper?” 4:75

Colin Kaepernick, received the Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience awardcolin k on April 21.  The Ambassador of Conscience Award celebrates individuals and groups who have furthered the cause of human rights through acts of conscience, confronting injustice and using their talents to inspire others.

The organization celebrated Colin Kaepernick’s spirit of activism and exceptional courage when he initiated a protest by NFL players against police brutality by taking a knee while the national anthem played during the 2016 NFL season.

His bravery shined a light on racism and allowed him to use his voice against oppression.  He has continued to stand to against injustice including the injustice of losing his job, and remaining unsigned by the NFL.

His bravery shined a light on racism and allowed him to use his voice against oppression.  He has continued to stand to against injustice including the injustice of losing his job, and remaining unsigned by the NFL.

“Just like the Ambassadors of Conscience before him, Colin Kaepernick chooses to speak out and inspire others despite the professional and personal risks. When high profile people choose to take a stand for human rights, it emboldens many others in their struggles against injustice. Colin Kaepernick’s commitment is all the more remarkable colin's wordsbecause of the alarming levels of vitriol it has attracted from those in power,” said Salil Shetty, Secretary General of Amnesty International.

 

Colin Kaepernick’s actions of protest have been inspired by many, including Malcolm X.  We share his entire moving acceptance speech at Amnesty International because love is also at the root of our work.  Colin Kaepernick’s Remarks


 

 

 

 

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