Colin Kaepernick was honored today with Amnesty International’s 2018 Ambassador of Conscience Award, which is given annually to someone who embodies the spirit of activism and courage.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 21, 2018
Since being named GQ‘s Citizen of the Year, Colin Kaepernick has received Sports Illustrated‘s Muhammed Ali Legacy Award and the Eason More Courageous Advocate Award from the ACLU. Now, Amnesty International has awarded Kaepernick with highest distinction the organization has, the Ambassador of Conscience Award…
Kaepernick accepted the award—which has gone previously to Belafonte, artist and activist Ai Weiwei, Malala Yousafzai, and Nelson Mandela—on Saturday, where he delivered remarks condemning the brutality committed against minorities by the U.S. criminal justice system…
Meanwhile, Kaepernick has completed his promised $1 million in donations despite being blackballed by the NFL.
He confronted injustice. He inspired others. He took a knee, refusing to ignore or accept racial discrimination. Meet our new Ambassador of #Conscience, Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) → https://t.co/kmApDh7fTU pic.twitter.com/aV87NCMDcC
— AmnestyInternational (@amnesty) April 23, 2018