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Colin Kaepernick Is A Finalist For TIME’s “Person of the Year”

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Colin Kaepernick Is A Finalist For TIME’s “Person of the Year”

Colin Kaepernick’s stance against police brutality and contributions to causes for social justice has earned him another honor.

On Monday (Dec. 4), it was announced that Kaepernick is one of 10 candidates for TIME’s “Person of the Year” for 2017. The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback joins special counsel Robert Mueller, the #MeToo movement, and President Donald Trump on the short list for recognition.

Last year, Kaepernick graced the cover of Time after his decision to not stand for the national anthem to bring attention to social injustice and the mistreatment of people of color. His movement became a national story due to the involvement and attention of politicians, most notably Donald Trump.

Other finalists are North Korean president Kim Jong Un, Chinese president Xi Jinping, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, film director Patty Jenkins, Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, and “The Dreamers.”

TIME will announce its latest “Person of the Year” on Wednesday (Dec. 6).

Entertainment Writer, All Black Media

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