Colin Kaepernick Visits Harlem for his GQ Men of the Year Moment

Behind the scenes with the man who’s become a movement.

Released on 11/13/2017

Transcript

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[Martin Luther King,Jr.] Jr.] Now is the time
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to lift our nation from the quicksands
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of racial injustice to the solid rock of brotherhood.
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Now is the time.
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[Barack Obama] The test of our fidelity
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to our constitution, to freedom of speech,
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to our Bill of Rights, is not when it's easy,
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but when it's hard.
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[Spike Lee] What Colin is doing now
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is not just come out and pop out of nowhere.
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There is a tradition of African American athletes
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standing up, using their platform
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to say something is wrong.
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[Gregg Popovich] When somebody like Kaepernick
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brings attention to this, and others who have,
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it makes people face the issue
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'cause it's too easy for people to let it go.
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Because it's not their daily experience.
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And if it's not your daily experience,
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you don't understand it.
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(dramatic music)
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[Marshawn Lynch] I just hope people open up they eyes
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to see that it's really a problem going on
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and something needs to be done for it to stop.