NAACP President Compares Colin Kaepernick to Rosa Parks

September 9, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been praised by several NFL players since he began silently protesting during the national anthem before games, and the head of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People praised the 28-year-old for his actions Thursday. 
According to USA Today's Josh Peter, NAACP President Cornell William Brooks compared Kaepernick to civil rights activist Rosa Parks when discussing the quarterback's decision not to stand for "The Star-Spangled Banner."
"It’s a lofty name, but it’s not a stretch," Brooks said. "We’ll let history be the judge, how consequential Kaepernick’s action is."
Prior to the 49ers' third preseason game against the Green Bay Packers, Kaepernick remained seated for the national anthem as a protest against social injustice.
"I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color," Kaepernick told NFL...

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