(TheLastPatriotNews.com) – One of the most controversial figures in the history of American sports, Colin Kaepernick, will receive an honorary degree for having kneeled “for the betterment and advancement of the voiceless, the marginalized, and the disenfranchised” according to the university awarding the degree,
Morgan State University, a historically black college and university (HBCU), is awarding the honorary degree to Kaepernick and two other individuals, filmmaker David E. Talbert and education equity advocate David Burton.
In announcing the award to Kaepernick today, Morgan State University President David Wilson stated:
“Leadership, Integrity, Innovation, Diversity, Excellence and Respect are more than just words that appear on the flags that adorn our campus, or words that we utter casually when reciting our core values, they represent the embodiment of who we are and what a Morgan graduate stands for.
“With this notion in mind, we intentionally sought a collection of individuals who truly embody these principles, and thankfully we have assembled a trio of diverse voices who have bravely stood—and kneeled—for the betterment and advancement of the voiceless, the marginalized and the disenfranchised.
“We are absolutely thrilled to bestow honorary degrees to David E. Talbert, David Burton and Colin Kaepernick for their individual, and collective, contributions to the progression of the Black narrative and pursuit of excellence.” [emphasis added]
Colin Kaepernick has been out of the NFL since he first quit back in 2016. He is attempting to return to the game.
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— The Hill (@thehill) May 18, 2022