Stand by Sitting - Colin Kaepernick and Rosa Parks - Ladies' Crew
Colin Kaepernick is taking a stand by refusing to stand. Many people are upset with him, but his message is as American as America itself. An American founding father, Patrick Henry, once said, "Give me liberty or give me death." Colin Kaeperinck is actually saying "Justice for all and I'll stand." I think it's a fair request. This situation made me consider what happened in the past...Rosa Parks is a hero to many people today, but she was once considered a "trouble maker," not a "real American," etc. I think that if Rosa Parks and Dr. King were alive today, they would take the side of NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick. I was inspired to create this piece because it pains me when people that look just like me are killed and the majority of Americans are not outraged. Change is not comfortable, but it is necessary. Colin Kaepernick is hated by many people today, but a time will come when he has moved from persecuted to praised. His courage is an inspiration and if you are truly an American, you would understand what he is doing. He is saying that this great nation is being disrespected by the way we still have 2nd class citizens. If we just stand and repeat words without being concerned if they ring true with every American, then we are part of the problem that has plagued this country for over 400 years. The solution is to listen to one another and have compassion for people regardless if they look like us or not. Love is the real solution, but it can't be that fluffy stuff. It has to be the kind of love that brings us to our knees anytime anyone anywhere is mistreated, abused and especially killed because they look a certain way. Love is the solution, and my hat is off to Colin Kaepernick for shining a light on this crisis that we face. Thank you for your interest in my artwork and even though I may not know you, I love you! -Androo
All prints are done on 100% ringspun cotton shirts. The pre-shrunk shirts are a soft cotton, instantly loved by those who wear it. All original art and printing is done by Androo Murray.