The San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick announced Thursday night that his next step in protest against police brutality is to donate the first $1 million he makes this season to charities that help communities that are affected by racial prejudice and police brutality, according to ABC.
Instead of keeping to just sitting down during the national anthem during games, he is taking a more active role to his peaceful protesting by making this donation. The football player made the following comment after accusations appeared that he was un-American, explaining how he had consulted with a military vet for the most respectful way to protest:
“We were talking to him about how can we get the message back on track and not take away from the military, not take away from pride in our country, but [still] keep the focus on what the issues really are. Once again, I’m not anti-American. I love America. I love people. That’s why I’m doing this. I want to help make America better.”
With Kaepernick’s most recent actions, it appears that he will keep to protesting what he believes is an unjust system that does not hold the police accountable for the deaths of unarmed Black people, both in regards to the national anthem and in actively participating through the donations.
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