Sunday, December 3, Colin Kaepernick received his fourth award for his public protest of racial injustice.
Several media outlets are reporting that Kaepernick was a surprise guest at the ACLU of Southern California Bill of Rights Dinner and presented with the Eason Monroe Courageous Advocate Award Kaepernick was recognized for his stance for using his public image to give a voice to all things that didn’t matter to many African-Americans that are being affected by racial injustice such as: police brutality, racial discrimination, and inequality. Kaepernick’s appearance was secretly kept being that he has been the target of multiple death threats since his protest had begun.
Since taking his public stance, Kaepernick has opted out of his contract with the San Francisco 49ers and remains to be unsigned after taking the 49ers to a Super Bowl appearance and two consecutive NFC Championships.
“We all have an obligation no matter the risk, and regardless of reward, to stand up for our fellow men and women who are being oppressed with the understanding that human rights cannot be compromised,” said Kaepernick.
Kaepernick was recognized by GQ Magazine as their citizen of the year, Sports Illustrated’s Muhammad Ali’s Legacy Award, and the National Football League Players Association as their “Community MVP.”