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FILE - In this Nov. 8, 2015, file photo, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick stands on the field during an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in Santa Clara, Calif. Kaepernick's protest of the national anthem over what he describes as oppression of minorities in the United States is apparently winning support from some veterans on Twitter under #VeteransForKaepernick. Kaepernick said he'll continue the protest during San Francisco's preseason game at San Diego on Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016. (AP Photo/Ben Margot, File)

Colin Kaepernick says he's donating $1 million to charity for social change

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San Francisco 49ers star, Colin Kaepernick, on Thursday said he plans to donate $1 million to charities aimed at social change as part of his ongoing protest of the national anthem.

"The media painted this as I'm anti-American, anti-men-and-women of the military and that's not the case at all,'' Kaepernick said after playing the first half of the 49ers' 31-21 victory over the Chargers.

Kaepernick says he kneeled, because it is more respectful to veterans.

Kaepernick says his protest is not meant to be disrespectful to the military, but rather, bring attention to racial injustice and police brutality in this country.

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