Every year, the National Education Association hands out Human and Civil Rights Awards, and this year it gave Colin Kaepernick the highest honor available.

Kaepernick received the “NEA President’s Award, for his work to fight racial oppression through education and social justice activism with his Know Your Rights Camp,” per the NEA’s release.

Recently, Kaepernick followed through with his promise to donate $1 million in monthly chunks of $100,000 to “groups that work in oppressed communities.”



Kaepernick’s “Know Your Rights” group works to educate, raise awareness and provide resources to minorities.

Among others who were honored by the NEA, former First Lady Michelle Obama received the “Mary Hatwood Futrell Award for transforming and redefining the role of First Lady of the United States by intentionally focusing her attention on advancing opportunities for women and girls.”

While he has maintained his physical condition and would like to play in the NFL, Kaepernick remains unemployed at this time. He is currently pursuing a collusion case against NFL owners, whom he believes have worked to keep him out of the league due to his influence as the person who started the kneeling protests back in 2016.

Jesse Reed
Managing Editor at Sportsnaut. Featured on Yardbarker and MSN.com, and formerly was a breaking news writer/NFL analyst for Bleacher Report.