Kaepernick Earns Advocate Award from the Southern California American Civil Liberties Union

In describing the decision to name Kaepernick as winner of the Eason Monroe Courageous Advocate Award, the Southern California ACLU noted that he’d “[become] an international figure in the fight against racial injustice by kneeling in protest during the national anthem” though doing so cost him employment as an NFL player. The SoCal ACLU also praised his perseverance in the face of extensive criticism for his principled stance. ACLUSocal.org.