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NAACP President Compares Colin Kaepernick to Civil Rights Icon Rosa Parks

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Cornell William Brooks, the president of the NAACP, compared Colin Kaepernick’s decision not to stand during the national anthem at NFL games in 2016 to Rosa Parks’ decision not to give up her bus seat to a white passenger in 1955.

“It’s a lofty name, but it’s not a stretch,” Brooks told USA Today Sports. “We’ll let history be the judge, how consequential Kaepernick’s action is.”

The embattled San Francisco 49ers quarterback has been embroiled by controversy in his protest against police brutality, choosing not to stand during the singing of “The Star-Spangled Banner.” Criticism of the 28-year-old’s motives were questioned, increasingly so after Kaepernick was caught on camera wearing “pig cop” socks at 49ers events. He has since apologized for wearing the socks. – READ MORE

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