Harvard University announced that Kaepernick is among the 2018 recipients of one of its most prestigious awards, the W.E.B DuBois Medal. The award is given to individuals who have made “significant contributions to African and African-American culture,” as well as advocating for “intercultural understanding and human rights….” This is the latest of several honors bestowed upon Kaepernick in recognition of the protest movement that he inspired by refusing to stand for the national anthem, as well as his philanthropic efforts. Unlike during the time of previous protest trailblazers such as Muhammad Ali, and John Carlos and Tommie Smith, entities appropriately recognize the courage, bravery, and sacrifices of Colin Kaepernick who has been effectively blackballed by the NFL for his decision to reject racism in America.
Article below by Julio Rosas at ijr.com.
Former San Francisco 49ers backup quarterback Colin Kaepernick, and who started to protest during the national anthem, will be receiving the W.E.B. Du Bois Medal at the sixth annual Hutchins Center Honors this year for his activism by Harvard University.
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