Kaepernick Plans to Donate $100K Per Month & Said He’s Received Death Threats
San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has received a bunch of support during his National Anthem protest, which he refuses to stand for until minorities stop being oppressed and get treated fairly in this country. But with that support has come way more hate from around the country.
On Tuesday, Kaeprnick told reporters that he plans on donating $100,000 per month over the next year to programs he’s currently reviewing, with those distributions posted on a website he’s currently building.
Due to his protesting, he stated that he’s also received a bunch of death threats from random people.
“I’ve had a few come my way, but not too concerned about it,” Kaepernick said Tuesday inside the 49ers locker room.
Asked if those threats have come only through his social-media channels, Kaepernick responded: “Couple different avenues.”
Kaepernick said he does not alert team security in the wake of such threats, because, “to me, if something like that were to happen, you’ve proved my point and it will be loud and clear for everyone why it happened, and that would move this movement forward at a greater speed than what it is even now.
“Granted, it’s not how I want it to happen, but that’s the realization of what could happen. I knew there were other things that came along with this when I first stood up and spoke about it. It’s not something I haven’t thought about.”
Kaepernick then spoke about Terence Crutcher, the unarmed African American man who had his hands up and was fatally shot by Tulsa police on camera:
“This is a perfect example of what this is about,” Kaepernick said. “It will be very telling about what happens to the officer that killed him.”
“It’s something they either don’t care about it or they don’t understand it, which i find it very hard that people don’t understand what’s going on,” Kaepernick said. “I think the message has been out there loud and clear for quite some time now.
“There’s a lot of racism disguised as patriotism in this country and people don’t like to address that and they don’t like to address what the root of this protest is. You have players across this country, not only in the NFL but soccer and NBA and high school players, they don’t like to address this issue that people of color are oppressed and treated unjustly. I don’t know why that is or what they’re scared of, but it needs to be addressed.”