Colin Kaepernick upset a lot of people with his silent protest against the violence against black men committed by police officers. Ever since he took a knee during the national anthem, he's been called disrespectful, disgraceful, and unpatriotic.
Despite all of the hate he received, a quick look into the quarterback's personal life reveals that he's a pretty darn good individual. For example, the man's donating $1 million to charities and is an outspoken advocate for underprivileged youth.
What's even more impressive is that Kaepernick is donating a lot of his time and money to helping others, despite still being a free agent in the NFL.
Kaepernick stopped by a Queens, NY parole office to benefit 100 Suits, a community-based organization that provides free suits to people on parole.
By being able to wear appropriate suits to their interviews, these men and women are better equipped to achieve gainful employment, which will ultimately help them to transition into mainstream society and live more productive lives. Through this program, we also provide free hair cuts for men and wig referrals for women, where needed.
The Undefeated has been chronicling Kaepernick's tour of generosity, keeping a running list of all the charitable contributions the quarterback's been making.
In October, Kaepernick dished out gifts of $25,000 each to the Silicon Valley De-Bug, Causa Justa/Just Cause, Urban Underground and Mothers Against Police Brutality. In November, in addition to his gift of $25,000 to the BYP100, he donated equal amounts to Gathering For Justice/ Justice League, Communities United for Police Reform and the I Will Not Die Young Campaign.
He even helped fund an airplane trip that helped to send life-saving supplies to Somalia during a terrible drought. So people might think he's selfish for taking a knee during the national anthem, but his actions outside of that clearly prove otherwise.