One man has been the epicenter of controversy. As the NFL is gearing up for a new season, ideas of boycotting the NFL have been spread through word-of-mouth. Colin Kaepernick’s silent protest has echoed well into the new season. While Colin stood up for a cause, “The unarmed killing of black men” No NFL has yet to sign the quarterback.
Although Kaepernick has support, there are many people who disagree with his protest. In Today’s political stage one cartoonist shares his thoughts of Kaepernick with a sleek and stylish cartoon that has gone viral.
Khalid Albaih is responsible for the cartoon of Colin Kaepernick kneeling with a black fist as his afro.
Albaih was inspired by Kaepernick’s courage to stand up to oppressive system that does not stand in favor to people of color.
Albaih states that Civil Rights personally moved him to examine the efforts of powerful leaders such as Malcolm X, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, and other black activists. Activism has been Kaepernick’s niche as he’s made numerous efforts to aid downtrodden people. Kaepernicks efforts to give communities a voice has sparked up so much controversy in the last calendar year. Kaepernick has vowed that he would donate 1 million dollars to organizations that work with impoverished communities, additionally, all proceeds from his jerseys will be donated to these organizations.
Here’s what you need to know about DACA, which stands for Deferred Action for Child Arrivals. DACA, a program which originated from the Obama Administration has helped children remain in the U.S despite being in the country illegally. The children will have to have a clean criminal record and must have arrived in the U.S. before 2007 when they were under the age of 16.
Recently Colin Kaepernick has donated 25,000 to the organization “We Dream” in protest to recent changes to DACA by the United States Government. “We Dream” is one of the largest immigrant youth organizations! Addressing the inequities and obstacles faced by immigrant youth. it holds 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 an 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.