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Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick has been awarded a human and civil rights award from The National Education Association.
Kaepernick was presented with the association’s highest honor, the NEA President’s Award, for his work in fighting “racial oppression through education and social justice activism” with his “Know Your Rights Camp,” a free campaign for youths fully funded by Kaepernick.
The article goes on to state the following:
The athlete’s youth camp seeks to “raise awareness on higher education, self empowerment, and instruction to properly interact with law enforcement in various scenarios,” according to the campaign’s website.
“To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the streets,” Kaepernick said of the honor in another release from the association.
“The human and civil rights champions we honor tonight are the epitome of the fierce urgency of now that Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., spoke about in his ‘I Have a Dream speech,’ ” NEA President Lily Eskelsen García said in a press release Sunday.
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— Robert Littal (@BSO) July 4, 2018
Colin Kaepernick and Michelle Obama were among the people honored during the National Education Association’s Human and Civil Rights Awards https://t.co/8Jkhr2dywY
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) July 3, 2018
“Along with Kaepernick, the NEA also honored former First Lady Michelle Obama, the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, the Milwaukee Teachers Education Association, Vermont's Muslim Girls Making Change and others.”https://t.co/tAKhlGCIft
— MTEA (@MTEAunion) July 4, 2018
— AFA of PA (@AFAofPA) July 4, 2018
@NEAMedia Colin Kaepernick lost my support when he insulted law enforcement by wearing pig socks. now based on your giving him an award, the NEA has lost my support as well. Thanks to the recent decision teachrs lk me aren't forced to support liberal left organizations like you.
— Tony G (@tgates8785) July 4, 2018