Controversial former San Francisco 49ers quarterback turned pro-BLM advocate Colin Kaepernick must be running out of cultural fires to stoke and PR battles to wage, because for the second time in less than a month, he’s decided to take his adoptive parents out to the Ol’ Yeller shed by chastising them publicly for no good reason.
The former athlete and poster child for the dangerous Black Lives Matter movement attacked his white adoptive parents, who have been nothing but supportive of his ultra-left wing agenda since he first knelt during the national anthem, solidifying the death of his NFL career in the 2016 season, during an interview with Eve L. Ewing, who also co-authored his recent children’s autobiography, Change the Game.
During the interview, Kaepernick did discuss the backlash he received since first making some harsh comments about his adoptive parents last month in which he accused them of “perpetuating racism” because they wouldn’t allow him to take on a hairstyle they felt would have leaned into negative stereotypes.
“I’ve had a lot of responses from other trans-racial adoptees on that front,” said Kaepernick. “Just like having similar experiences and having similar family dynamics that they’re trying to navigate.”
It was important for me to share my story so that others who've had similar experiences would feel recognized & affirmed. Thanks for all your help, @eveewing. I hope this inspires people to #ChangeTheGame! Available at https://t.co/W4D3EuaR1w & wherever books are sold. pic.twitter.com/W6OOhOTbfO
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“It is very difficult for people to have a nuanced conversation around it to be, like, yeah, the people that love you and that you love can also perpetuate very problematic elements, and those things can exist at the same time,” he added. ”
He then questioned, “And part of it is, like, how do you grapple with that? How do you navigate that? And especially at a young age? And it’s, like, are you equipped to navigate that and are your parents equipped to navigate that?”
The situation that sparked everything was a story included in the new book in which Kaepernick’s mother would not allow him to braid his hair in cornrows since she believed it would not look professional, and instead make him appear to be a “little thug.” He says this moment also inspired him to eventually grow his hair out longer.
If I walked out in an oversized jersey wearing a doo-rag to go to a job interview or grab groceries, I’m pretty sure my parents would have a thing or two to say about my choices as well. In fact, I don’t know of many teens or even adults who never had their fashion choices at one point or another criticized by their parents. However, Keapernick’s accusation that she was “perpetuating racism” takes things to a whole other level of messed up.
It’s hard not to argue that his recent comments regarding his parents show a severe lack of love and gratitude to the people that literally chose to take him into their home and raise him as their child. What’s worse is that it truly exposes his character, which he clearly doesn’t have at all.
Clearly, he no longer feels that he needs the support of his family, and is willing to use them as a sacrifice on the altar of his own selfishness.
His children’s book must not have been projected to sell well if you think about it, because if this was the main draw— villainizing his own mother whom he seemed to have a positive relationship with— how bad is it?
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