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Colin Kaepernick receives prestigious honor for contributions to black history and culture

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Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick was among eight people saluted by Harvard University on Thursday for contributions to black history and culture.

All eight recipients of the prestigious W.E.B. Du Bois Medal were honored in a ceremony held Thursday afternoon by the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard “in recognition of their contributions to African and African American culture and the life of the mind.”

As requested by Kaepernick, his speech at the ceremony was not broadcast live (there was a live stream of the event available). In his speech, Kaepernick encouraged further protests against racial inequality.

“I feel like it’s not only my responsibility, but all our responsibilities as people that are in positions of privilege, in positions of power, to continue to fight for them and uplift them, empower them,” Kaepernick said. “Because if we don’t we become complicit in the problem.”

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