Colin Kaepernick, the controversial quarterback who tossed the NFL into a national furor when he protested the national anthem, said that he’s donating to groups to help the oppressed. Among those groups is an organization that sends DREAM act recipients to protest in Washington D.C. for the beleaguered amnesty act, and disrupted travelers at a Trump Hotel.
ESPN’s Adam Shefter reported the donation Thursday from his social media account.
“Colin Kaepernick Foundation has donated another $100,000 to DREAM, Coalition For The Homeless, War on Children, and United We Dream,” he said.
Kaepernick’s website proudly listed that some of the money he donated would go to organize illegal aliens who received “DREAM act” deferrals and send them to Washington D.C. to protest to protect the law.
“10k for upcoming travel,” it read. “Air, hotel, lodging, and ground transportation. United We Dream recently held event in Washington DC and sent 300 dreamers to lobby to keep DACA. This budget will pay for 75-100 attendees for a similar rally upcoming.”
United We Dream is touted as the “largest immigrant youth-led organization in the nation.”
The United We Dream social media account acknowledged the donation from Kaepernick.
— United We Dream (@UNITEDWEDREAM) September 7, 2017
In September, the account took credit for a disruptive protest at the Trump Hotel in Washington D.C., saying, “While we chanted for our humanity & dignity, guests at Trump Hotel stayed quiet in compliance with Trump’s racist actions.”
— United We Dream (@UNITEDWEDREAM) September 6, 2017
They linked to a video showing protesters sounding bullhorns to annoy and pester patrons at the hotel.
BREAKInG: Pro-DACA activists are sounding bullhorns in demonstration inside Trump International Hotel pic.twitter.com/6T9LvCfEo9
— Jeff Stein (@JStein_Vox) September 6, 2017
Supporters of Kaepernick’s protest angrily point to the fact that no team will put the controversial quarterback on their roster despite his skill level being equal to or above many backup quarterbacks. Detractors point out that teams simply don’t want to deal with the controversy that follows the black activist.
The 2017 NFL season launched on Thursday, with Kaepernick still unsigned.