Opinions & Features April 23, 2018 at 08:26 am

Kaepernick receives the Ambassador of Conscience Award and some are in their feelings

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Farida Dawkins April 23, 2018 at 08:26 am

April 23, 2018 at 08:26 am | Opinions & Features

Colin Kapernick...Cincy Jungle

In 2016, Colin Kaepernick made it his personal mission to combat police brutality. No matter the cost to him – financially, socially and emotionally, Kaepernick chose to stand alone for a cause he obviously deeply believes in.

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Some have lauded his efforts while some have condemned him.  Kaepernick’s choice to kneel during the playing of the National Anthem at NFL games has stirred many emotions.

On April 21, Kaepernick was bestowed with a 2018 Ambassador of Conscience Award from Amnesty International for his activism against racism.

Kaepernick thanked the organisation for the award, in a heartfelt message.

Some are surprised, others are dismayed. Either way, with the turn of events happening every day regarding racial relations, the racial divide does not seem to be ending.

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However, If anything, now it is more visible whose standing on either side of the fence.

Here are the responses Kaepernick’s recognition is garnering:

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