Colin Kaepernick: “Love is at the root of our resistance”

Colin Kaepernick love is at the root of our resistance

This great two-minute video put together by the New York Times highlights words of truth and justice from Colin Kaepernick’s recent speech accepting the Ambassador of Conscience Award from Amnesty International. The hatred Kaepernick has received for his courageous determination to address this nation’s racism only proves his points. “I’ve realized that our love, that sometimes manifests itself as black rage, is a beautiful form of defiance against a system that seeks to suppress our humanity,” Kaepernick said. Amen.

You can watch Kaepernick’s full speech here.

About the author

David Backes

I have always been drawn to where the wild things are: the natural world around me, and the wilderness within. As a writer, speaker, and university professor, I have for decades focused on this combination of nature and the human spirit. In recent years, my spiritual journey has added another lens: social, environmental and intergenerational justice. Put it all together and you’ve got The Earth Keeper, a blog of integral ecology and the prophetic imagination. The Earth Keeper may at times make you feel hopeful or inspired; it may make you feel uncomfortable or defensive or even angry. I hope it often will be challenging, and always interesting.

Copyright © 2018 by David Backes. All rights reserved. Powered by WordPress.

%d bloggers like this: