/  04.16.2020


Colin Kaepernick took to social media to announce the launching of the Know Your Rights Camp COVID-19 Relief Fund to aid those in communities that are being hit the hardest during the pandemic.

“Black and brown communities are being disproportionately devastated by COVID-19 because of hundreds of years of structural racism,” he said. “That’s why we’ve established the Know Your Rights Camp COVID-19 Relief Fund to help address these issues. Go to knowyourrightscamp.com/covid19 to help.”

According to the Know Your Rights Camp website, the funds will provide food, shelter, education and personal protective equipment to minority communities and their essential workers.

The fund will also support those who are incarcerated. “Many of those incarcerated are being held for minor charges or pretrial detention,” the website states. “They should not face a possible death sentence at the hands of COVID-19. We will work with partner organizations to pay bail, reduce prison populations, help stop the spread of Coronavirus and save lives.”

The website also displays data showing how the virus is disproportionately affecting these communities. In New York City, black people represent 22% of the population and 28% of its deaths, whereas brown people represent 29% of the population and 34% of its deaths.

Chicago is 30% black, but black people make up 70% of all Coronavirus cases in the city. Black people also account for half of the state’s COVID-19 deaths.

In Louisiana, more than 70% of people killed by it were black, although black people only make up 32% of the population. The majority of those deaths occurred in New Orleans.

In Michigan, black people make up 33% of COVID-19 cases and 41% of deaths. In St. Louis, specifically, black people represent 100% of the deaths, thus far.

Kaepernick has already donated $100,000 of his own money to the relief fund. Check out his video below.

Trending

Lil Duval, Sukihana, Project Pat, Big Homies House & Lil Scrappy join "Big Facts Live"

The “Big Facts” crew is live from the Buckhead Theatre in Atlanta, GA to celebrate ...
  /  01.04.2022

Research is key in the metaverse | 'MetaMoney'

On this episode of “MetaMoney,” host Stockz stresses how important it is to do your ...
  /  07.15.2022

Is there only one metaverse? | 'MetaMoney'

On the latest episode of “MetaMoney,” host Stockz talks about the “many different metaverses” that ...
  /  07.22.2022

Meet Alena Analeigh Wicker, the 13-year-old who just got accepted to medical school

Alena Analeigh Wicker is just 13 and she was recently accepted into the University of ...
  /  08.05.2022
View More