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    Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick was honored Saturday with Amnesty Internationals 2018 Amba sador of Conscience Award, which is given annually to someone who embodies the spirit of activism and courage.We are honored to present this year Chicago Bears Navy Custom Game Jersey s #Amba sadorOfConscience Award to Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7). Colin embodies the true spirit of activism. Thank you, Colin, for refusing to accept racial discrimination and injustice. pic.twitter.com/T9x6MP9unA AmnestyInternational (@amnestyusa) April 21, 2018Kaepernick, who created controversy and started a movement by kneeling during the playing of the national anthem before NFL gamesto protest socialinequality, was presented the award from former 49ers teammateEric Reidata ceremony Men's Mitchell Trubisky Limited Jersey in Amsterdam.Kaepernick, who hasn't played since 2016, delivered an acceptance speech calling police killings of African Americans and Latinos in the United States"lawful lynchings.""Racialized oppre sion and dehumanization is woven into the very fabric of our nation -- the effects of which can be seen in the lawful lynching of black and brown people by the police, and the ma s incarceration Roquan Smith Jersey of black and brown lives in the prison industrial complex," Kaepernick said Saturday (via the A sociated Pre s)."How can you stand for the national anthem of a nation that preaches and propagates, 'freedom and justice for all,' that is so unjust to so many of the people living there?"Kaepernickvowed to donate $1 million to charities to help raise awarene s, and he reachedmore than 30 organizations supporting various causes. The AP notes Men's Mitchell Trubisky Game Jersey that the NFL also agreed to commit $90 million over the next seven years to social justice causes in response to the protests.Kaepernick, a 49er from 2011-2016, Mike Singletary Jersey joins the likes of South African president Nelson Mandela, who previously won the award."In truth, this is an award that I share with all of the countle s people throughout the world combating the human rights violations of police officersand their uses of oppre sive and exce sive force," Kaepernick said.
     

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