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Beyoncé’s mom Tina Knowles defends 49ers’ Kaepernick: ‘He is truly being brave’

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Pop star Beyoncé’s mother, Tina Knowles, spoke out on Monday in defense of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, Global Grind reported.

“I’d like to know if they are as outraged by all the senseless killing of minorities, all of the racial injustices in America, that people are okay with,” she wrote in an Instagram post. “We turn a blind eye to it and as long as it is not affecting us personally we avoid thinking, discussing, protesting, and doing a thing about it.”

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Kaepernick incensed conservatives over the weekend after refusing to stand for the national anthem prior to his team’s pre-season game, arguing that it would be disingenuous to do so in the face of police aggression.

“To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way,” he said. “There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”

In her post, Knowles argued that Kaepernick should be supported for his non-violent protest in the name of his beliefs.

“He is saying that it is hard to hear the song that says ‘The land of the Free and the home of the brave,'” she stated. “Because it’s not true!!!!! He is truly being brave.”

Knowles’ daughter has faced similar criticism — including accusations of being “anti-police” and being unfair to “little white girls” for injecting social activism into her work and performances.

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On Sunday, the former Destiny’s Child vocalist brought the mothers of Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant, Michael Brown, and Eric Garner to MTV’s Video Music Awards, and dedicated her Video of the Year award for the song “Formation” to the people of New Orleans.

Knowles’ post can be seen in its entirety below.

The people that are so offended and apppalled by Mr. Kaebernick's protest. I 'd like to know if they are as outraged by all the senseless killing of minorities, all of the racial injustices in America, that people are okay with. We turn a blind eye to it and as long as it is not affecting us personally we avoid thinking , discussing , protesting , and doing a thing about it. Here is a man that is taking a non violent stand to bring attention to this horrible problem. He is not saying he does not love or respect his country or our flag,but the flag is supposed to be a symbol of freedom , equality, and justice for all !! Is that really what the flag stands for??? He is saying that it is hard to hear the song that says " The land of the Free and the home of the brave." Because it's not true!!!!! He is truly being brave. Please support him for stepping out and taking a stand . Let's not let them ostracize him let's support him . Mr. Wade said it best "Enough is Enough" What will we do today to contribute to change no mater how small. ❤️

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