Colin Kaepernick Wins Amnesty International’s Highest Honor

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Colin Kaepernick may not have a job on the football field, but much of the world is still cheering for him.

  • Sean Gregory
  • Time

Amnesty International, the global human rights organization, gave Kaepernick its highest honor — the 2018 Ambassador of Conscience Award — in Amsterdam on Saturday.

Win 3cPast winners of the award, which “celebrates individuals and groups who speak out for justice,” include former South Africa president Nelson Mandela, Malala Yousafzai, the education activist from Pakistan who survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban, and…

The organization recognized Kaepernick for his protest against police violence: his action, kneeling during the…

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