Here is a story from SI I want to share with you.
Read the entire SI article to see how Colin Kaepernick is really affecting change on a very real level, but I think this story illustrates it the best.
Livingston runs a charity, 100 Suits for 100 Men, that provides business attire for job seekers who have recently been released from jail or suffered hardship, and after he dropped off his daughter, he raced to the Queens parole office, where he keeps a desk. Kaepernick was waiting for him in his SUV, where he’d been sitting for almost an hour. The QB stepped out wearing lime-green sneakers and a black T-shirt emblazoned with a panther, lugging two overstuffed cardboard boxes toward a glass door marked STAFF ONLY. He opened a box, pulled out a gray, custom-made three-piece suit, draped a striped tie over the jacket and posed for a few cellphone pics, flashing a smile. One of those photos became an Instagram post, and that post went viral.
Of the dozens of suits Kaepernick delivered—some new, some his own—the one in the photo wound up with 26-year-old Mario Lloyde, who had been living month-to-month with his girlfriend in a cramped Baltimore apartment, unable to get more than a temporary gig as a file clerk at a hospital or a cashier at a bookstore. “I was trying to get into real estate,” he says, “but I had to dress the part.”
The first time Lloyde put on that suit, he says he “felt like Superman.” A month later he walked into the offices of Vision Realty Management, where—he swears this to be true—the first thing his interviewer said was, “Well, you already completed step one: You look nice.”
Lloyde got the gig, became a full-time clerk and is now studying to become a licensed broker. He also found that suit life suits him well. He has bought nine more ensembles—but nothing that tops the first. “When I put on [that original],” he says, “I feel like I’m representing on behalf of Colin Kaepernick.”
That is just one of 1000s that have been positively affected by Colin Kaepernick’s actions. So, while talking heads are screaming about him being un-american he is the one who is trying to make America Great Again.
Flip the page to see Colin speaking on how it is the people who have made him and how he will continue to help the people with or without the NFL..