Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick announced Thursday he has launched the Know Your Rights Camp COVID-19 Relief Fund to help minority communities during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Kaepernick said in the video that he is donating $100,000 of his own money to the cause and is seeking more donations.
“Black and brown communities are being disproportionately devastated by COVID-19 because of hundreds of years of structural racism,” he said in the announcement.
A study from the Centers for Disease Control found that African Americans represent 33 percent of those hospitalized for the disease despite making up only 13 percent of the general population, according to Dante Chinni of NBC News.
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