Amnesty International Names Kaepernick Its Ambassador Of Conscience

Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick receives the Amnesty International Ambassador of Conscience Award for 2018 in Amsterdam Saturday. Kaepernick became a controversial figure when he refused to stand for the national anthem, and instead knelt to protest racial inequality and police brutality.

Ex-NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick received Amnesty’s top human rights award for his opposition to racial injustice. His “take a knee” campaign during the national anthem likely cost him his job.

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Source: NPR