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Mon Jul 27, 2020, 05:49 PM

Kaepernick, Fauci to receive Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award

Dare I hope mf45's head explodes?


Kaepernick, Fauci to receive Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award
By Aris Folley - 07/27/20 04:24 PM EDT


Former NFL star Colin Kaepernick and Anthony Fauci, the country’s leading infectious disease expert, are slated to be among this year’s recipients of the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Award.

Other leaders expected to receive the award this year include Dolores Huerta, founder and president of the Dolores Huerta Foundation and co-founder of United Farm Workers of America; Dan Schulman, president and chief executive officer of PayPal; and Dan Springer, chief executive officer of DocuSign.

“At a time when the courageous pursuit of equality and justice has become political and riddled with adversity, Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights stands with these modern-day human rights defenders in their inspirational fight for progress,” the organization said in an announcement on Monday.


In a statement thanking the organization for the honor, Kaepernick recalled his experience watching musician and civil rights activist Harry Belafonte receive the same award in 2017.

"I am humbled to follow the footsteps of individuals like Mr. B and to be in the company of all the other laureates," he said.

The group’s decision to honor Kaepernick comes as the nationwide debate around athletes kneeling during the national anthem to protest racial injustice has reignited in recent weeks amid widespread demonstrations sparked by the police killings of George Floyd and other Black Americans.

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https://thehill.com/blogs/in-the-know/in-the-know/509237-kaepernick-fauci-to-receive-robert-f-kennedy-human-rights-award

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Reply Kaepernick, Fauci to receive Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award (Original post)
babylonsister Jul 27 OP
samnsara Jul 27 #1
Karadeniz Jul 27 #2
Mike 03 Jul 27 #3
Eliot Rosewater Jul 27 #4
sheshe2 Jul 27 #5
Xolodno Jul 27 #6
EarnestPutz Jul 27 #7
jalan48 Jul 27 #8
CaptYossarian Jul 27 #9
BlancheSplanchnik Jul 27 #10
uponit7771 Jul 27 #11
TheBlackAdder Jul 27 #12
crickets Jul 27 #13
PufPuf23 Jul 27 #14
SMC22307 Jul 27 #15
maximusveritas Jul 27 #16
JonLP24 Jul 28 #18
brer cat Jul 28 #19
maximusveritas Jul 28 #20
Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Jul 28 #17

Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 05:50 PM

1. holy moly!!! some of my friends are gonna be piiiiiissed! heehee

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 05:51 PM

2. Great news!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 05:51 PM

3. Nice. I hope this cheers them both up, especially Dr. Fauci. nt

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 05:55 PM

4. Great to see PATRIOTS and courageous ones at that, honored

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 05:59 PM

5. They chose wisely.

I am so happy to see this.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 05:59 PM

6. I see a tweet coming. nt

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 05:59 PM

7. We may also hear the heads of 31 NFL team owners explode as they consider that they have....

....blackballed a good athlete and champion of human rights. I don't know about the 32nd team, the Green Bay Packers, because they are owned by the community and always seem to have good quarterbacks already.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 06:04 PM

8. Great to hear!

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 06:16 PM

9. When is Kaepernick's first pitch?

Now everyone's just f**king with Trump.

Can you hear the playground from Trump's childhood? "Monkey-pile on Pumpkinhead!"

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 08:24 PM

10. 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 09:02 PM

11. K&R,

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 09:12 PM

12. Waiting for Trump to say that he was offered one first but turned it down because to work on COVID

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 09:32 PM

13. Good on both of them. K&R

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 09:44 PM

14. Kaepernick, Fauci are two of the rare people in the public eye so positive for humanity

despite the inertia in opposition to their long struggles.

Glad to see this recognition.

Thank you for the post.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 09:46 PM

15. Sweeeet! They both deserve it, of course,

but anything to stick in Fat Nixon's craw...

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Mon Jul 27, 2020, 10:17 PM

16. Kapernick doesn't deserve it. His protest was counterproductive and he actually discouraged voting

in the 2016 election.
I understand he came to symbolize more than he is as a person, but it is wrong to award someone like that who really just did the protest out of ignorance and never has apologized or done anything to actually encourage actual change through civic engagement.

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Response to maximusveritas (Reply #16)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 04:49 PM

18. He didn't do it out of ignorance

He did it because of Trayvon Martin, Tamir Rice, & Michael Brown. I disagree it was counterproductive because everyone is kneeling now. The cop that killed George Floyd really drove the point home.

I don't understand why he should apologize. Those who black balled him should be apologizing.

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Response to JonLP24 (Reply #18)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 05:28 PM

19. +++ nt

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Response to JonLP24 (Reply #18)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 10:29 PM

20. He turned people against BLM by making it about the anthem and then told people not to vote

You really don't think he should apologize for that or at least educate himself about the importance of the vote for the African American community if not for himself?
This was a guy who never voted or never was involved in helping people until this happened and he started doing a few token charity donations. Other than Trayvon, the cases you mention and that he cited were justified shootings. George Floyd changed things because it appears to be an unjustified killing which is why people are now kneeling though Kapernick doesn't deserve any credit for that.

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Response to babylonsister (Original post)

Tue Jul 28, 2020, 04:34 PM

17. And Trump soiled his Depends in anger

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