Colin Kaepernick, Nobel Peace Prize winner? Why a civil rights icon is advocating

Colin Kaepernick, Nobel Peace Prize winner? Why a civil rights icon is advocating

[Ed. – Hey, if Obama and Al Gore can win them, why not?]

Colin Kaepernick, Nobel Peace Prize nominee?

That is Dr. Harry Edwards’ impassioned goal for the former 49ers quarterback who, four years ago, famously protested against social injustice and police misconduct, issues that again are at the forefront of American society.

“He should be nominated at least for the Nobel Peace Prize, not just in terms of what he has done, but going all the way back to the beginning when athletes have played such a major role in the social justice movement, the movement for freedom, equality and so forth, not just in this country but around the world,” Edwards said in a phone interview Wednesday with this news organization.

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Edwards is America’s preeminent sports sociologist, a long-time 49ers consultant and he has the capacity to nominate Kaepernick based on his standing as a professor emeritus of Cal’s sociology department.

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