Colin Kaepernick made a rare public appearance last night to attend the ACLU's Bill of Rights dinner and accept the Courageous Advocate award. The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback used his speech to address society's responsibility to advocate for equality, telling the crowd:
"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. 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."