People Don’t Want Change

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Colin Kaepernick

Original Publication
February 24, 2019
Last Updated
Jan 16, 2023 3:42 AM
Quotes to Live ByManSports
Most people don't want to change. They're comfortable and set in their ways. But in order to change, you have to be able to agitate people at times. And I think that's something that's very necessary for us to improve as a country. 👨🏽‍🦱 Colin Kaepernick

In 2016, Colin Kaepernick knelt during the national anthem and used his platform to take a stand against police brutality. This action would lead to some creating the amazing quote “Racism is so deeply American that when we protest racism, some assume we are protesting America.” President Trump, who claimed “there were fine people on both sides” in reference to the white supremacist groups who caused the death and injury of people in Charlottesville, VA, demanded that Kaepernick be fired—and he was. Though he picked up a deal with Nike, Kaepernick has yet to be re-signed to the NFL.

The “Quotes to Live By” series was originally posted to my Instagram in 2019. Due to the original medium, these posts are fairly short and not meant to be exhausted biographies.

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