NAACP requests meeting with Roger Goodell about Colin Kaepernick

NAACP requests meeting with Roger Goodell about Colin Kaepernick

The NAACP also has sent out one tweet and retweeted several tweets from multiple different organizations supporting Kaepernick.

"The NFL has proven with their treatment of Colin Kaepernick that they do not mind if black players get a concussion".

"There are no current plans for an exhibition on Colin Kaepernick", Thomas said.

For all the criticism and hate Kaepernick has received since he took his stand, he has taken it upon himself to stand up to injustices, regardless of the consequences.

The league offered a response.

An NFL spokesman did not immediately respond to FOX Business' request for comment on the rally. "If you look at all the quarterbacks in the league right now, I think you have to say he is 1, 2, 3, 4". The group declined the opportunity. "The NFL is silent and the players are silent, and it's not fair to him". "To do so is in violation of his rights under the Constitution and the NFL's own regulations".

Chants at the demonstration included "Boycott!"

Across the street on Park Avenue, however, a man held a sign with the words "COLIN THE COMMIE".

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Specifically, the rates in which people of color suffer violence at the hands of police and the inability of law enforcement to treat those cases in an equitable and just manner. That paled in comparison to the approximate 500 or so demonstrators gathered on Kaepernick's behalf.

"We think it is insane that these people are honoring someone whose claim to fame is to sit down while they play the national anthem", a counter-protester said.

Not only are people concerned about bringing Kaepernick on as a backup, they also seem concerned about his natural abilities and modern National Football League systems. "If they feel like that's something they want to do, that's their right".

NY congressman and congressional black caucus member Gregory Meeks called Kaepernick a modern day Muhammad Ali at today's rally.

"The NFL is okay with you getting a concussion, but has a problem when you develop a conscience", Jamal Bryant, Pastor of Empowerment Temple in Baltimore, Maryland, told the cheering crowds.

"We have to tear down and be honest about this discussion", he said. "We just made a decision to take a knee and pray for the people who have been affected and just pray for the world in general".

He has said he won't continue the protest this season with a new team. Black Americans are twice as likely as white Americans to be unarmed when police kill them, according to a study released in February.

More than an hour after the rally concluded, about 75 demonstrators remained on the steps in front of the NFL's offices.

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