Earl Ofari Hutchinson's take on the politics of the day
Los Angeles Urban Policy Roundtable President Earl Ofari Hutchinson will announce the presentation to Colin Kaepernick of an award for outstanding achievement in sports and civil rights activism on Saturday, August 12 at the studios of KPFK Radio, 3729 Cahuenga Bl., North Hollywood, 91604, at 8:45 AM. The Colin Kaepernick Civil Rights Achievement Award has been endorsed by all major civil rights organizations in Los Angeles.
Civil rights leaders have declared August 12 a Day of Recognition in Los Angeles for Colin Kaepernick. Kaepernick’s personal, dignified, non-violent protest for civil rights, equality and against racial injustice is squarely in the spirit of Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The award is fitting recognition for this achievement.
“Kaepernick has received many awards for his achievement on the athletic field, but his courageous stance on civil rights is an even more profound and far reaching achievement,” says Hutchinson, “The courage he has shown in speaking out against racial inequality has done much to advance the national dialogue on sports and civil rights activism in America. It’s fitting he receive the award on the day that civil rights leaders have declared a day of recognition for him.”