Colin Kapernick’s Negroid father knocked up his white mother, then abandoned her. A nice white couple subsequently adopted him.
Today he plays in the NFL where this “oppressed” dick earns $20 million, while praising Black Lives Matter and everything else un-American.
Since standing for the American national anthem is too much work for him the logical solution is for him to go to Africa, where he will not be oppressed by us white racists.
More power to 49ers’ Colin Kaepernick for taking a stand against social injustice
So USA Today says muh nigga is right to stand up for social justice. But these same dirtbag journalists would say whites standing up against white genocide are racists.
F*ck USA Today. As my own personal bit of sabotage, I’m avoiding that site as much as possible in the future. The fewer views they get the less revenue they earn.
Now isn’t the time to throw Colin Kaepernick under the bus as some sort of demon just because he listened to his conscience.
The San Francisco 49ers quarterback refused to stand during the national anthem before Friday night’s preseason game against the Green Bay Packers, a not-so-subtle dig at the country which has overshadowed a courageous social statement as Kaepernick protests perceived injustices that are near the heart of so many African-Americans and other minorities these days.
More power to him.
“I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick told Steve Wyche of NFL Network. “To me, it’s bigger than football, and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street, and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”
He was obviously referring to the slayings of unarmed African-Americans by police that have sparked racial tensions, protests and other forms of backlash in our nation, which has historically tilted the scales of the criminal justice system so unfavorably against minorities.
So the quarterback expressed himself in a manner that surely strikes a nerve with many people. But agree with his reasoning or not, Kaepernick was exercising his First Amendment right.
The way I see it, he just earned a lot of street cred, as they say, for at least taking a stand for something that he’s obviously passionate about — knowing full well that there could be a political price to pay.
Somewhere, Muhammad Ali is smiling.
“I have to stand up for people that are oppressed,” Kaepernick said. “If they take football away, my endorsements from me, I know that I stood up for what is right.”
Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett created a stir at the start of training camp when he implored his peers to make social statements and criticized big-name NFL players for their relative silence in comparison to the outspoken stars of the NBA and even WNBA, who have made their voices heard.
No player should be pressured to speak out. But what Bennett and Kaepernick have pointed out is that athletes are people, too. And citizens. The issues that are prevalent in our society — including the divisiveness, bigotry and hatred being expressed in this presidential election — also affect the players, their families and communities, too.
If a player is passionate about an issue, he or she should use their platform — and wisely.
Still, it’s striking that Kaepernick, who played his first game in 292 days Friday even as numerous injuries have left him little chance of winning the starting job over Blaine Gabbert, suddenly evokes memories of John Carlos and Tommie Smith, who protested conditions of African-Americans during the grand stage of the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City.
Obviously, Kapernick’s white half is oppressing his black half. Go back to Africa? Maybe that won’t work. Maybe he should just kill his white half. Ooops. His black half will be dead too.