I Stand With Kaepernick
I stand with Kaepernick wether you like it or not!
The past year and a half football has changed A LOT! For me it changed because I actually kept up with it, not for the love of the game, but because of the activism Colin Kaepernick started in it. Kaepernick made a stand against police brutality and racial injustice in the Black community by kneeling during the national anthem. All he wanted to do was to practice his freedom of speech and use his public image to show the world that inequality should not exist in this world. Sounds like a peaceful protest to me. But the response he received backlashed and resulted in him losing his job.
Kaepernick is being labeled as an unpatriotic American and that he disrespected the people serving this country by simply kneeling during the anthem. It astonishes me that a man like him can get all this hate because he stood for something. You don’t have to be a Black person in America to support him and his cause. All you need is humanity and to open your eyes to see that Black people suffer on a daily basis just because of how they look. If anything this is something positive and we should be proud that he cares about something bigger than him.
This post isn’t written to convince anyone to support him. I wrote this to shed light on what he’s been doing to help marginalized communities. The media has paid so much attention on him kneeling during the anthem and forgot all the activist work he’s been doing. He started the “Know Your Rights” campaign to bring awareness on self-empowerment, higher education and to teach people how to properly interact with law enforcements in different events. This campaign is fully funded by him and is free. Something the media won’t shed light on. Not only did he start this campaign, but he pledged to donate one million dollars and proceeds from his shirts to work with organizations working in oppressed communities.
Buying his shirts is the least I can do to support Kaepernick’s mission. I love to use fashion as a statement and I will definitely use it to support a cause like this. Kaepernick didn’t take a knee just for the Black community. He took a knee for anyone oppressed out there.
If you want to support him buy these shirts from here: http://kaepernick7.com/store/. Trust me it’ll be the best $24 bucks you spend! Shout out to Shoe Palace for making these shirts. That says a lot about a company that supports a cause like that and it encourages me as a consumer that cares about fashion with a cause to shop there more! There’s not a lot of fashion talk here except pairing these shirts with blazer because it makes the outfit even more powerful. Pumps and olive pants made it stand out more. So go get those shirts and make a statement with your outfit!