~~April 22, 2018~~
INTERNATIONAL AMBASSADOR OF CONSCIENCE
A very well earned and deserved award!
Congrats, Colin, you deserve that and more.
Those who don’t recognize your message and your authenticity are the problem. I stand with you all the way.
Amnesty International awarded Colin Kaepernick its Ambassador of Conscience Award on Saturday, April 21, 2018, for his public protest against racial and social injustice.
“The Ambassador of Conscience award celebrates the spirit of activism and exceptional courage, as embodied by Colin Kaepernick,” Salil Shetty, the human rights group’s secretary-general, said in a statement.
“He is an athlete who is now widely recognized for his activism because of his refusal to ignore or accept racial discrimination.”
The award is Amnesty International’s highest honor, according to its website.
Past winners include Nelson Mandela, Malala Yousafzai, U2, Alicia Keys and Ai Weiwei.
Kaepernick was presented with the award at a ceremony in Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Kaepernick, a former quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers, became the subject of controversy when he kneeled during the national anthem before several 2016 NFL preseason and regular-season games in protest of police shootings of African-American men and other social injustices faced by black people in the United States.
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Amnesty International gives Colin Kaepernick its Ambassador of Conscience Award
~~Published on Apr 21, 2018~~
Colin Kaepernick knew that taking a stand would negatively impact his football career. He did it anyway.
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~~Colin Kaepernick wins Amnesty International top award~~
~~Published on Apr 22, 2018~~
Colin Kaepernick, an American football player who in 2016 started kneeling during the national anthem played before matches in protest against police brutality against African Americans, has been awarded the rights group Amnesty International’s top honour.
The former San Francisco 49ers star was handed the Ambassador of Conscience Award at a ceremony on Saturday in the Dutch capital, Amsterdam, by one time teammate Eric Reid.
Amnesty says the award recognizes “an inspiring contribution to helping human rights”.
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