Former NFL player Colin Kaepernick, who gained national notoriety by kneeling in support of Black Lives Matter and minorities during the singing of the National Anthem throughout the 2016 NFL season, is now donating money to help illegal aliens travel to Washington, D.C., to protest President Donald Trump.
Kaepernick, who formerly played for the San Francisco 49ers, walked away from his contract to become a free agent, only to discover that now, no team will take him due to the controversy he stirred up by his kneeling trend, which many Americans feel was disrespectful to the National Anthem, the U.S. flag, and the United States.
The jobless football player then pledged to donate money, stating on his website, “I will donate one million dollars plus all the proceeds of my jersey sales from the 2016 season to organizations working in oppressed communities, 100k a month for 10 months.”
Last year, he said the money would be donated to organizations assisting communities affected by “racial injustice and police brutality.”
“I’ve been very blessed to be in this position and be able to make the kind of money I do,” Kaepernick said in 2016. “I have to help these communities. It’s not right that they’re not put in the position to succeed or given those opportunities to succeed.”
For the month of September 2017, he is donating $25,000 each to four separate organizations, one of which is to support illegal alien activists in their protesting efforts, and another an organization which Muslim Women’s March activist Linda Sarsour helps run that is intended to “eliminate the racial inequities in the criminal justice system.”
Adam Schefter of ESPN tweeted last week, “Colin Kaepernick Foundation has donated another $100,000 to DREAM, Coalition For The Homeless, War on Children, and United We Dream.”
Colin Kaepernick Foundation has donated another $100,000 to DREAM, Coalition For The Homeless, War on Children, and United We Dream.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 7, 2017
A $25,000 donation will go to “United We Dream” to help illegal alien “Dreamers” protest President Trump’s decision to end DACA. On Kaepernick’s website, it outlines where the money will go:
This donation will specifically pay for:
- Addressing the inequities and obstacles faced by immigrant youth. Over 100,000 members. Current focus: Organize and work for immigrant children to keep DACA in force.
- 10k for upcoming travel. Air, hotel, lodging, and ground transportation. United We Dream recently held event in Washington DC and sent 300 dreamers to lobby to keep DACA. This budget will pay for 75-100 attendees for a similar rally upcoming.
- 10k for series of upcoming local gatherings in NY, CT, TX, FL, NM. Facilities rent and security, transportation, food, technology
- 5k for text service for the network of over 100,000 members.
DREAM (Formerly RBI Harlem), a baseball program in Harlem, will also receive $25,000.
The “Coalition for the Homeless” will get another $25,000, which helps provide food, housing, public benefits, substance abuse treatment, mental health treatment, job training, work uniforms, baby formula, school supplies, medication and transportation, as well as an eviction prevention program and a host of other services, for the homeless.
Another $25,000 will go to “War on Children,” where Muslim activist and Women’s March organizer Linda Sarsour is on the board. Their website states that the group’s mission is “to build a movement to end child incarceration while working to eliminate the racial inequities in the criminal justice system that enliven mass incarceration.”
The donation to this organization is specified on Kaepernick’s website in the following:
This donation will specifically pay for:
- $8,000 – 3 Town hall meetings
- $9,000 – 3 Caucus trips
- $8,000 – War On Children rally
- Facilities fees
- Rental vans to Albany
- Trainers, Videographers, graphic design
- Printing materials
Sarsour herself went to bat for Kaepernick at a rally outside the NFL headquarters last month, trying to put pressure on them to bring him back, but so far, he still remains without a job.
Twitter users have responded to the announcement of the donations, some thinking it’s a good thing, with others noting Kaepernick’s past “racist” statements and his disrespect of the flag.
He also called every white person a racist. Print that. “F” Kaepernick.
— NeanderthalMan1 (@NeanderthalMan1) September 7, 2017
One user slammed ESPN for not reporting on all charitable donations from other players, as well.
I expect u to start reporting on all players foundations contributions to various charities.
— Travis Butchello (@TravisButchello) September 7, 2017
Others observed that players who stand in respect have raised a lot more for charity.
J.J Watt raised over 18 million while standing
— Brandon (@Brandon_UE) September 8, 2017
Couldve been a lot more if he woulda just stand
— Dan Daley (@Daley26) September 8, 2017
While the “War on Children” sounds noble, some Twitter users are already getting suspicious about the group’s intent.
The only one I’d donate to is War on Children, but I suspect that can’t mean what I think it means
— Houston Hold ’em (@HoustonHoldem) September 8, 2017
donating to the war on children? Is that a partnership with the Castros?
— prode (@prode21) September 7, 2017
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