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Colin Kaepernick Quotes About Netflix, Black & White, Kneeling, Childhood, Inspirational, Social Change & Justice! Colin Rand Kaepernick is a quarterback for the American football team who became a global figure when he refused to stand while playing the national anthem as a form of protest against racial inequality in the United States. On November 3, 1987, Colin Kaepernick was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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He was an avid follower of all three main American sports: football, baseball, and basketball in his youth. When he was eight years old, a youth football league recognized him as a defensive end and a punter. He became the team’s quarterback and completed his first throw for a long score the following season. He was a pitcher who threw 94mph fastballs during his high school baseball career.

On the basketball court, he guided his squad to the semifinals of the high school state championship. However, Kaepernick was determined to play football at the collegiate level, despite his high school achievements in the sport of baseball. He played football for the “Nevada Wolf Pack” program At the University of Nevada, Reno. In the San Francisco 49ers draft, he was picked to be the team’s backup quarterback. Despite his young age, he contributed significantly to the 49ers’ run to the NFC title game.

In 2016, he received both admiration and condemnation for his protests against what he considered the persecution of the non-white races in the United States. Several of his teammates, colleagues in the NFL, and athletes from other sports also participated in the protest. Since leaving the NFL, he has continued his charitable endeavors, including contributing $1 million to organizations that support marginalized areas.

Best Colin Kaepernick Quotes

1. “People don’t realize what’s really going on in this country. There are a lot of things that are going on that are unjust. People aren’t being held accountable for. And that’s something that needs to change. That’s something that this country stands for freedom, liberty, and justice for all.” – Colin Kaepernick

2. “How can you stand for the national anthem of a nation that preaches and propagates freedom and justice for all, that’s so unjust to the people living there.” – Colin Kaepernick

3. “With or without the NFL’s platform, I will continue to work for the people because my platform is the people.” – Colin Kaepernick

4. “I can’t look in the mirror and see other people dying in the street that should have the same opportunities that I’ve had and say I can live with myself because I can’t if I just watch.” – Colin Kaepernick

5. “There’s a social responsibility that we have to be educated on these things, to talk about these things.” – Colin Kaepernick

6. “If we have these real conversations that aren’t comfortable for a lot of people, there’s a better understanding of where both sides are coming from. And if we reach common ground and can understand what everybody is going through, we can really affect change and make sure that everybody is treated equally and has the same freedoms.” – Colin Kaepernick

7. “We have a lot of people that are oppressed. We have a lot of people that aren’t treated equally, aren’t given equal opportunities. Police brutality is a huge thing that needs to be addressed. There are a lot of issues that need to be talked about, need to be brought to life, and we need to fix those.” – Colin Kaepernick

8. “History has proven that there has never been a period in the history of America that anti-blackness has not been an ever-present terror.” – Colin Kaepernick

9. “People sometimes forget that love is at the root of our resistance.” – Colin Kaepernick

10. “This is for people that don’t have the voice, and this is for people that are being oppressed and need to have equal opportunities to be successful.” – Colin Kaepernick

11. “You’re going to hurt, yes. You’re going to have tweaks and problems. But you’re a football player; you can play through those.” – Colin Kaepernick

12. “I realize that men and women of the military go out and sacrifice their lives and put themselves in harm’s way for my freedom of speech and my freedoms in this country, and my freedom to take a seat or take a knee, so I have the utmost respect for them, and I think what I did was taken out of context and spun a different way.” – Colin Kaepernick

13. “Racialized oppression and dehumanization are evolving into the very fabric of our nation.” Colin Kaepernick

14. “There’s police brutality. People of color have been targeted by police. That’s something that this country has to change.” – Colin Kaepernick

15. “There is a lot that needs to change, one specifically is police brutality.” – Colin Kaepernick

16. “Mental health, for me, is doing everything I can to help this team win. Sitting around not doing anything isn’t something I’ve been too big on since I was young.” – Colin Kaepernick

17. “You have to take care of the ball to win football games.” – Colin Kaepernick

18. “Sometimes, when things are going really well, I feel like I’ve already seen things – it’s the flashback feeling in a good way. Like I’m watching a rerun because I’ve studied this defense and know what comes next. Now, that is a good feeling, when your mind is working fast because you’ve studied, and you realize, I’ve seen this before.” – Colin Kaepernick

19. “Most people don’t want to change. They’re comfortable and set in their ways. But in order to change, you have to be able to agitate people at times. And I think that’s something that’s very necessary for us to improve as a country.” – Colin Kaepernick

20. “I never weighed myself when I was at my lightest because I didn’t want to know.” – Colin Kaepernick

21. “In the heat of the battle, it’s always different than when you go back and look at it on film.” – Colin Kaepernick

22. “A lot of them have families to feed, and I think it’s a tragic situation where players aren’t comfortable speaking what’s on their mind or what’s right because they’re afraid of consequences that come along with it. That’s not an ideal environment for anybody.” – Colin Kaepernick

23. “Seeking the truth, finding the truth, telling the truth and living the truth has been and will always be what guides my actions.” – Colin Kaepernick

24. “I have great respect for the religion. I know a lot of people that are Muslim and are phenomenal people.” – Colin Kaepernick

25. “Nobody cares if you’re black, white, straight, gay, Christian, Jewish, whatever it may be. When you step on that field, you’re a member, in my case, the 49ers. That’s your job, your occupation.” – Colin Kaepernick

26. “I don’t believe in pressure. The pressure is not being prepared for what you want to do.” –  Colin Kaepernick

27. “If you work hard and perform well, it doesn’t matter whether you’re 20 or 40. People are going to follow, and you can go in there and run the show.” – Colin Kaepernick

28.“People are dying in vain because this country isn’t holding their end of the bargain up as far as, you know, giving freedom and justice and liberty to everybody.” – Colin Kaepernick

29. “I have great respect for people’s right to believe what they want to believe. And I don’t think anybody should be prosecuted or judged based on what their beliefs are.” – Colin Kaepernick

30. “People can talk all they want; that doesn’t affect how I go about my business.” – Colin Kaepernick

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