Former San Francisco 49er’s quarterback Colin Kaepernick made headlines last year after he refused to stand for the national anthem during football games. His protesting in support of the Black Lives Matter movement quickly led to outrage by many for him not standing in support of his country.
In response to the outrage, Kaepernick announced that he would end his "anti-American protests" and stand for the anthem again, in hopes of getting picked up by another team. As of September 2017, he is still a free agent.
The former quarterback continues to remain in the spotlight this year by staying involved in political matters. Following President Donald Trump’s announcement to end the DACA program, Kaepernick took a noticeable stance against Trump’s decision.
According to Watch the Yard, Kaepernick donated $25,000 to the largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation, United We Dream, making it clear that he does not agree with Trump’s politics. This comes after his pledge to donate $1 million and all proceeds from his 2016 jersey sales to “communities affected by racial injustice and police brutality.”
His main goal is to “organize and work for immigrant children to keep DACA in force.”
Additionally, in August, it was announced that Kaepernick will be featured in the National Museum of African American History and Culture because of his protests. This announcement sparked outrage from many Republicans due to the fact that Kaepernick will be featured in the notorious museum ahead of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, the nation’s “longest-serving black justice.”
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In other political news, a Trump family member and White House official recently dropped their Secret Service protection. Read the details here.