COLIN KAEPERNICK RECEIVES AWARD FOR HIS KNEELING PROTEST

Colin Kaepernick accepts the Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award for 2018 from the human rights organization’s secretary general, Salil Shetty, on Saturday in Amsterdam.

Colin Kaepernick accepts the Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award for 2018 from the human rights organization’s secretary general, Salil Shetty, on Saturday in Amsterdam.

Amnesty International gave former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick its Ambassador of Conscience Award on Saturday for his kneeling protest of racial injustice. Eric Reid, one of Kaepernick’s former San Francisco 49ers teammates, presented him with the award. In his acceptance speech, Kaepernick described police killings of African-Americans and Latinos in the United States as lawful lynchings.

 

 “Racialized oppression and dehumanization is woven into the very fabric of our nation — the effects of which can be seen in the lawful lynching of black and brown people by the police, and the mass incarceration of black and brown lives in the prison industrial complex,” Kaepernick said. 

 

Amnesty hands its award each year to a person or organization “dedicated to fighting injustice and using their talents to inspire others.”

 

Congratulations to him 👏🏽✊🏽