Watch: Colin Kaepernick Continues to Educate His Critics With Knowledge About Social Justice

Watch: Colin Kaepernick Continues to Educate His Critics With Knowledge About Social Justice

Here's what the 49ers' quarterback had to say Monday.

Published September 13th

Colin Kaepernick knelt during the national anthem on Monday Night Football, marking his third-consecutive week of silently protesting violence and racism in America with the stance.

But the San Francisco 49ers quarterback also made sure to use the night which had his team blast the Los Angeles Rams, 28-0, at home — to further push highlighting social issues and asking for social justice.

In doing so, Kap educated his critics with knowledge and facts.

While Kaepernick appreciates some of his NFL peers also taking a stance, he pointed out how society has a long way to go, as evidenced by Denver Broncos linebacker Brandon Marshall losing two endorsement deals for kneeling during the national anthem.

As he continued to hold court with a pool of reporters around him, Kaepernick also evoked the name of Terrence Sterling, yet another unarmed Black man who was shot and killed by police.

"It's become habitual," Kaepernick told reporters of events similar to the Sterling situation. "It's an issue and it needs to be addressed because it continues to happen and every time, it's administrative leave [as a punishment for the police officers involved]. That's not right. That's an issue that needs to be addressed and policies need to be changed to address that."

Watch and listen to Kap's powerful words below.

Kap and teammate Eli Harold also fired back at former NFL quarterback turned ESPN analyst Trent Dilfer over his criticism of the silent protest.

In addition to continuing to highlight violence and social injustice issues, Kaepernick has also put his money where his mouth is by donating $1 million to groups combatting racial inequality and police brutality.

He also announced last week that he'll be donating the proceeds from his top-selling NFL jersey to the communities that need it the most.

For the second straight week, Kap's 49ers' teammate, Eric Reid, also knelt during the national anthem Monday night. Their other teammates, Antoine Bethea and Eli Harold, raised their fists during the song.

Across the lines, Rams' Kenny Britt and Robert Quinn also raised their fists during the national anthem.

It seems like Kaepernick's movement is only getting stronger.

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Written by Mark Lelinwalla

(Photo: Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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