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Kaepernick is GQ Citizen of the Year: 'A Lightning Rod and Powerful Symbol of Activism'

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Colin Kaepernick marks his second appearance on the cover of GQ - first as a rising football star, and now as Citizen of the Year. (Image credit: GQ)

Colin Kaepernick marks his second appearance on the cover of GQ - first as a rising football star, and now as Citizen of the Year. GQ says Kaepernick's kneeling protest has transformed him "into a lightning rod and a powerful symbol of activism and resistance."

Though Colin Kaepernick continues his silent protest, he agreed to collaborate with GQ on a special project for our December Men of the Year issue in an effort to, as the piece explains, "reclaim the narrative of his protest."

Others included in this edition are:

[R]apper J.Cole, director Ava DuVernay, activist Harry Belafonte, and Women’s March co-organizer Linda Sarsour—to speak on the subjects of activism, protest, and equality, and to offer some rare insights into Colin Kaepernick himself.

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