Watch Colin Kaepernick accept the ACLU’s Courageous Advocate award

“Human rights cannot be compromised,” Kaepernick said during his speech.

December 04, 2017

On Sunday night, Colin Kaepernick attended the ACLU's Bill of Rights dinner to accept the Courageous Advocate award. In his speech, the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback spoke about our responsibility as a society to work against social inequality.

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"We must confront systemic oppression as a doctor would a disease. You identify it, you call it out, you treat it, and you defeat it," Kaepernick said. “We all have an obligation no matter the risk, and regardless of reward, to stand up for our fellow men and women who are being oppressed with the understanding that human rights cannot be compromised."

Watch Colin Kaepernick's full speech above.

Watch Colin Kaepernick accept the ACLU’s Courageous Advocate award