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Colin Kaepernick is following through on his huge charity donation promise

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Colin Kaepernick has been in the news a lot lately for his decision to kneel during the national anthem, which has sparked plenty of discussion about protesting, race relations, and what the American flag represents. One of the frequent criticisms to Kaepernick's protest is that some people find it hollow unless he does something tangible. Fair or not, people see Kaepernick getting down on one knee and demanding change, but they find these actions hollow unless they lead to him actually doing something.

To combat that, Kaepernick has pledged to donate $1 million to help communities, and Niners owner Jed York has pledged that he will follow in his backup quarterback's footsteps and donate $1 million from the 49ers Foundation. On Tuesday, Kaepernick clarified how he plans on donating the massive chunk of change. Even better, Kaepernick announced that he plans on making it easy for people to follow along and hold him accountable for making all of these donations.

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People can criticize Kaepernick all they want, but the one thing that you absolutely cannot say is that he's not trying to back up his words with actions. This is a cause that Kaepernick is passionate about, obviously, and he doesn't want anyone to think that he's saying "we should do something" without actually doing something. Of course, this is just a start, and Kaepernick donating money won't lead to all of the injustices he's trying to fight going away, but it still says a lot about Kaepernick that he's talking the talk and walking the walk.

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SANTA CLARA, CA - SEPTEMBER 12: Colin Kaepernick #7 of the San Francisco 49ers kneels in protest during the national anthem prior to playing the Los Angeles Rams in their NFL game at Levi's Stadium on September 12, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Robert Reiners/Getty Images)
SANTA CLARA, CA - OCTOBER 02: (L-R) Rashard Robinson #33, Antoine Bethea #41, and Jaquiski Tartt #29 of the San Francisco 49ers raise their fists in protest during the national anthem prior to the game against the Dallas Cowboys at Levi's Stadium on October 2, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - SEPTEMBER 25: Brandon Marshall #54 of the Denver Broncos takes a knee in protest during the National Anthem before the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paul Brown Stadium on September 25, 2016 in Cincinnati, Ohio.The Broncos defeated the Bengals 29-17. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)
FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 22: Duane Brown #76 of the Houston Texans raises his fist during the national anthem before the game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on September 22, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 18: Kenny Stills #10 of the Miami Dolphins (C) kneels during the national anthem before the game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium on September 18, 2016 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
Philadelphia Eagles players Steven Means (51), Malcolm Jenkins (27) and Ron Brooks (33) raise their fists in the air during the national anthem for a game against the Chicago Bears on Monday, Sept. 19, 2016 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Ill. (Chris Sweda/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images)
Sep 8, 2016; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos inside linebacker Brandon Marshall (54) kneels during the national anthem next to defensive end Jared Crick (93) and defensive tackle Billy Winn (97) and defensive tackle Adam Gotsis (99) before the game against the Carolina Panthers at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports
SANTA CLARA, CA - SEPTEMBER 12: Kenny Britt #18 and Robert Quinn #94 of the Los Angeles Rams raise their fists in protest prior to playing the San Francisco 49ers in their NFL game at Levi's Stadium on September 12, 2016 in Santa Clara, California. (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)
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